Amosun visits 66-year-old Africa’s oldest IVF mum
A woman residing in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, Mrs. Ajibola Otunbusin, has been delivered of her first baby after 40 years of marriage. A press release signed by the Chief Information Officer in the state Ministry of Health, Mr. Orunbon Ademola, said the 66-year-old first-time mother was also visited by the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who felicitated with them, describing the joyous incident as the “first of its kind in Africa and second in the world.”
Amosun, who paid a congratulatory visit to the family of Prof. and Mrs. Samuel Otunbusin, for setting a new record of having their first baby after 40 years of marriage, noted that the state had scored another first in history, not only in Nigeria but in Africa. He expressed his joy, saying: “On behalf of the people of the state, I congratulate the family of Prof. Samuel Otunbusin. I learnt this is the first of its kind anywhere in the continent of Africa, though we are not surprised because Ogun State is known for its first, especially in the area of medicine.”
The elated mother expressed gratitude to God for the “wonderful gift,” even at the time all hope had been lost, saying, she had undergone numerous procedures without success in different specialist hospitals, both at home and abroad. Otunbusin urged women who are facing similar challenges not to lose hope, but remain positive and keep looking up to God.
The head of the medical team that took the delivery, Dr. Taofeek Ogunfunmilayo, said though the conception was through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and the delivery was by Cesarean Session, the 66-year-old mum had broken all kinds of records in the process.
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