Mrs. Otti Welcomes The First Baby of the Year into 2024

The wife of the Governor of Abia state, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, has welcomed the first baby of the year at Okpulo Ukwu Health Centre in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area of the state and presented him with gift items, cash donation to care for the mother and the child.

The baby, Master Chiziterem Ikechukwu was born at exactly 12 : 02 am 01/01/2024, and weighed 2.5 kg at the point of delivery.

At the health centre, the Governor’s wife said it is a thing of joy to welcome the first baby of the year into 2024, with so much joy and blessings.

According to her, “the birth of a baby bring so much joy to the mother and with the commitment of the state government towards improving the health sector I advise the mother to do exclusive breastfeeding, it benefits a lot and help the baby grow with proper nutrients” she said.

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While the Governor’s wife prayed for the baby, she called on the parents to devote maximum time in the up bringing of the baby with good morals in such a way he should not depart from it.


Wife of Abia Governor, Mrs Priscilla Otti with the first baby of the year master Chiziterem Ikechukwu, Com. For Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Ngozi Felix and Com. For health Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo

In her remarks, the manager of the health centre, Ms. Ihesienye Uloaku thanked the Governors wife for her kind gesture towards the baby and for choosing the health centre for her visitation.


However, the father of the baby, Mr. Albert Ikechukwu who hailed from Mbubo in Isiala Ngwa North LGA of Abia state could not hide his joy but thanked the Abia Governor’s wife for paying the hospital bills of their child and donating gifts to them.

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Meanwhile, in a related development the wife of the Governor also visited the state hospital at Amachara in Umuahia the capital city where she received the second baby of the year whom she named Ihuoma and the third she called Nmesoma.

She also showers them with gift and cash donations adding that the children are the first gift God has given to Abia this year.