Nigeria's First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu on January 1, welcomed the first baby of the year 2024 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In a statement issued by her spokesperson, Busola Kukoyi, the First Lady who visited National Hospital, Abuja, charged expectant mothers on prioritizing their health and seek to know their HIV/AIDS status.   

The First Lady said this will enable them prevent mother-to-child transmission of the disease and help themselves stay healthy. She also urged well-meaning Nigerians to join forces with government to adopt hospitals and wards to improve the healthcare delivery in the country as government alone cannot do it.

Oluremi Tinubu said; 

“I urge nursing mothers to take adequate care of their babies, ensure that they are immunized as and when due, practice exclusive breastfeeding and provide them with adequate nutritious and healthy weaning food for their brain development.

“Expectant mothers should always take antenatal and postnatal care seriously, maintain basic hygiene at home, space their births, register their babies with the National Population Commission (NPC) and make efforts to enroll them in school at the appropriate age”

The first baby named Boluwatife Johnson was born at 12.03am. After visiting the baby boy, Boluwatife Johnson, the First Lady visited other babies just born in the hospital, bearing gifts and came across a set of conjoined twins.

Oluremi Tinubu who spoke to the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital, expressed the willingness of her pet-project, the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI), to lend a helping hand to facilitate the surgery to separate the twins.