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Dame Okowa presents gift to 2022 first baby, assists indigent patients

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
03 January 2022   |   3:33 am
Wife of the Delta State governor and founder, 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, weekend, presented gifts and offered prayers for the First Baby of the year 2022.

Wife of the Delta State governor and founder, 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, weekend, presented gifts and offered prayers for the First Baby of the year 2022.

The baby, Miss Edith Marvin Enyosa, who weighed 3.7kg at birth, was born at 12:01 on January 1 at the Central Hospital, Agbor, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Enyosa.

Okowa, who was overwhelmed with joy on seeing the first baby of the year, welcomed her with songs of praise to God.

She said 2021 was a unique year and that God proved Himself mighty and appreciated God for keeping everyone alive to see the New Year.

She commended doctors and nurses that conducted her round the maternity ward to see other children born on January 1.

The father of the baby, an editor with Ika Mirror, Marvin Enyosa, expressed appreciation to God for the safe delivery of his third child and the special visit of the governor’s wife, describing it as a life-time honour.

Enyosa, a native of Agbor-Obi in Ika South appreciated the governor’s wife kind gesture and requested her to name his baby after her.

The mother of the baby, Mrs. Theresa, a graduate of Library Science and a fashion designer, also from Ika South, explained that labour started about 7:30 p.m. the previous day and lasted till January 1, adding that she never knew God had a pleasant surprise for her even as she lauded Okowa’s gesture and prayed God to reward her.

ALSO, Dame Okowa, yesterday, paid the sum of N1.36 million, being the total medical bill for nine patients, “detained” at the facility for their inability to settle their bills. The patients were, thereafter, set free.

While expressing concern over the plights of the patients, the governor’s wife urged the FMC Management to work towards setting up a trust fund where individuals and groups could contribute to save emergency situations.

She commended the FMC management for attending to stranded patients before requesting for payment.

The Chief Medical Director of FMC, Dr. Victor Osiatuma, said he received the news of Dame Okowa’s visit to pay the bills with joy.

One of the beneficiaries, a 27-year-old Chinelo Emeka, an indigene of Ebonyi State, could not control her emotion.

She explained with tears that her husband abandoned her after she had her baby boy through caesarean session about a week ago.