Dame Okowa Showers Gifts On First Baby Of The Year

BY CHIBUZOR ISICHEI
THE 2018 star New Year baby has been born. The new born baby girl, Kosisochukwu Purity Bright, who weighed 3.5kg was delivered at the Central Hospital, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area at 12.37 am yesterday to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Igudia Bright who hail from Alileha Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the state.
As it has become the tradition, the wife of the Delta State Governor and Founder, 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa showered gift items and prayed for the New Year Baby in the state.
Presenting cash and gift items to the Bright family at the maternity ward, the governor’s wife thanked God for the gift of life and congratulated the family on producing the Baby of the Year 2018.
She disclosed that her mother gave birth to her at the same Central Hospital, Agbor, 56 years ago and shared other good memories of the hospital,describing it as a place of joy and happiness.
Dame Okowa urged Deltans to seek the face of God, declaring what they wanted to see in 2018, correct their past mistakes and live a life of gratitude and forgiveness, pointing out that everyone have their destiny in their hands.
The father of the New Year Baby, Mr. Igudia Bright, a 36-year-old business man and her mother, Mrs. Mercy Bright, expressed joy that the birth of their baby girl attracted the governor’s wife to the hospital and thanked her for the cash and gifts items.
The governor’s wife later visited every child in the ward with gift items, including a set of twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Friday Okoh and prayed for them.
Remarkable on her visit was her decision to settle the hospital bill of an eight-year-old boy at the Paediatrics Ward, Master Onyeka Philips, born to Mr. John Philip and Mrs. Osomu Philip, who is suffering from a poorly treated tetanus condition.
The Principal Nursing Officer, Mrs. Franca Ebite, said that Onyeka was brought to the Central Hospital, Agbor when the situation had worsened; hence he was admitted in the isolation ward of the hospital.
She disclosed that since their arrival four days ago, Onyeka’s parents could not afford the prescribed drugs and treatment.
The governor’s wife, who was moved with compassion, immediately released funds to begin immediate treatment and promised to foot the hospital bills when his treatment is completed. Dame Okowa, her entourage and health officials prayed for Onyeka, who they said was unconscious at the time and as the prayer ended, the cry of Onyeka from his sick bed prompted the team into singing praisedsto God.
In her New Year message, Dame Okowa said that she was optimistic that the New Year will be better than the out gone year.
She urged Deltans to reflect soberly on the ideals and principles of the Lord Jesus Christ. She also urged all Deltans to eschew all forms of violence and be thankful to God, irrespective of our circumstances. According to her, “let us strive to become like Jesus, if we think and behave like Jesus, we will be loved.”