Wife of Ekiti State governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has paid the hospital bills of first three babies of the year in the state .
According to a statement on Tuesday by the Press Officer , Office of the Governor’ s Wife , Bolaji Blessing , the first baby of the year , a baby boy born to Mr and Mrs Tope Akilo , was born at the Comprehensive Health Centre , Sharp Corner , Ido - Ekiti, around 12 . 04 on Tuesday morning .
She stated that the traditional ruler of Ido Ekiti , Olojudo , Oba Ilori Faboro , witnessed the presentation of the baby to Mrs Fayemi.
“ The family of Adebayo Aderonke had the second baby of the year at the Okeyinmi Health Centre , Ado Ekiti. The baby is a female who weighed 2 . 8 kg .
“ The family of Temitayo and Kehinde Babalola were blessed with the third baby, who was delivered at 12 . 09 , weighing 2 . 65 kg , at EKSUTH . ”
Others , whose hospital bills were settled by the governor ’ s wife included Afolalu Esther , N109, 900; Adaramola Linda , N80 , 400 ; Adefola Bola , N 104, 660 ; Ayodele Temitayo , N139, 600; and Akomolafe Titilayo, N102 , 120 .
The governor’ s wife, who spoke while receiving the first babies, urged women in the state to desist from giving birth to their babies at home as such practice was dangerous and life - threatening .
She said , “ Presenting these babies to the first lady of the state is a long standing tradition which is global ; it is taken as a symbol of God ’ s blessing and promise to His people that we will continue to populate the earth and reproduce ourselves .
“ When we come to do these, what we are saying to ourselves and to the people is that we will continue to live together in peace ; we will continue to produce God - fearing children, who will produce the next generation that will live long after we are gone .
“ We are also saying that wherever they are , the government will continue to take care of them and work for their best interest . Traditionally , we go to the teaching hospitals to receive them , but this year we didn ’ t have them at the teaching hospital . Babies are blessings from God and nobody knows when they would arrive, ” the governor’ s wife said .