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Gov's Wife Shower's New Year Babies With Gifts and Cash in CRS

In the Spirit of the yuletide, the Wife of the Governor, Cross River State, Rev. Mrs Eyoanwan Bassey Otu has presented gift items to babies born on the first day of the year 2024 at the General and Teaching Hospitals in Calabar, to celebrate with the families of the new arrivals.

Items presented include, sets of Baby Bath, packs of diapers, Mmadiagha mother and child care kit as well as cash The Wife of the Governor, who was represented by the Senior Special Adviser on Administration, Dr. Comfort Oko reiterated that "it is the joy of every parent to have a child born to the family, but what is most important is raising them up in the fear of the Lord".

"The Bible says, like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of our youth and blessed is the man who has his quiver full of them. So, it is a thing of joy, and Her Excellency has asked us to come celebrate with your family on the arrival of your baby on New Year's Day.

She has asked us to tell you to ensure you raise them up in the ways of the Lord so that when they are old, they will not depart from it," The Governor's wife emphasized.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Egbe Ayuk, represented by Dr Kenneth Takim, praised Rev. Otu for the gesture, saying she has left indelible marks in the lives of the parents of the children born today.

"Thank you Madam, for choosing to celebrate with these families. This will bring so much joy to the family specially, because they were not expecting such vosit. God bless you, ma," Ayuk stated.

In response onbehalf of New born Babies, Mr Egis Usung, father of the Baby at the General Hospital, Calabar, said he was overjoyed.

"I am very happy today that Her Excellency came to visit us. It is not even about the amount of the things she brought, it is about the love that she has in her heart for us, to think of doing this.

I pray that God will bless the Governor, Prince Otu and his wife, Rev. Eyoanwan Otu." Usung prayed The visit highlighted Rev. Otu’s commitment to supporting healthcare initiatives and demonstrated her passion and care for the people of Cross River State.

By Hannah Arikpo, The Beagle News