PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari unveils 2022 first baby, charges mothers on care for toddlers

The First Lady also presented gifts to the Bwari General Hospital and other babies at the hospital.
PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari unveils 2022 first baby, charges mothers on care for toddlers

Dr Aisha Buhari, wife of President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has unveiled Nigeria's First Baby for the Year 2022.

The event organized to unveil the First Baby of the Year 2022 was held at Bwari General Hospital, Abuja on 1st January 2022.

The First Lady of Federal Republic of Nigeria at the event charged mothers across the country to take adequate care of their babies.

She also tasked mothers to ensure the healthy growth and development of their children through immunization, exclusive breastfeeding, and provision of proper nutrition.

Aisha Buhari who was represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dr Mairo Tanko Almakura, also advocated for the use of proper weaning foods for healthy growth and brain development of their babies.

“I wish to congratulate the hospital, the parents of the First Baby, and indeed all other babies born in Nigeria today.” She said.

She also called on mothers to note the importance of ante-natal, hospital deliveries, and post-natal care to address the challenges of maternal and child mortality, as well as maintain basic sanitation and hygiene, space their births, register their children at birth and enroll their children to school at the appropriate age.

Earlier, the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who was represented by Director, Gender Affairs of the Ministry, Mrs F. K. Bulus said the event was meant to create awareness on the importance of healthy living for mothers, and newborn babies.

She further said the Ministry has created a platform to meet with all First Babies each year as part of activities to mark the World Breastfeeding Week and called on the parents of the First Baby to embrace exclusive breastfeeding as the first vaccine against all forms of diseases.

The Chief Medical Director of the Bwari General Hospital, Dr. Abdulahi Anate, had earlier expressed gratitude to the First Lady for the effort she is making towards improving the lives of mothers and their children through the Future Assured Programme.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of gifts by the First Lady to the First Baby of the Year, Baby Esther Bemi, received by her parents Madam Esther and Mr Hosea Bemi.

The First Lady also presented gifts to the Bwari General Hospital and other babies at the hospital.

See photos from the event below:

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