Patience, who presented the First Baby of the Year certificate to the mother, Mrs. Kikelomo Badejo, urged her to raise the baby boy, Oluwanifemi, in the fear of the Lord.
She said, “As a mother, I’m happy for you and I urge that you train the baby in the fear of the Lord. Congratulations, we thank God for safe delivery and I pray for His protection for the newborn.
“I will like to use this opportunity to urge all Nigerians to walk in love; with love we can surmount any situation.
“If we love one another, the transformation agenda of Mr President will move swiftly. One man cannot develop the country; we need to stay connected in order to move forward.”
The Obstetrician/Gynaecologist of the hospital, Dr. Daudu Katagum, stressed the need for pregnant women to have regular ante-natal care.
Badejo said, “Regular ante-natal is very important. We knew her history and we had the reservation that there might be an emergency because of the mother’s height so the theatre was ready.
“Short people in some cases have complications because their babies tend to be bigger than their pelvis.
“When this baby breached, we were ready and we’re happy everything came out well.’’
The mother of the child, who works with an Indian firm, told NAN that the baby was in a normal position when he suddenly turned and had to be delivered via a caesarian section.