The first lady, Aisha Buhari welcomed the first baby of the year at the Gwagwa Health Centre in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The first baby of the New Year, Muhammad Sani, arrived at exactly 12.00 a.m. on January 1, 2020 to the family of Sani Ardo and Mrs. Hauwa.
Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the wife of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Salamatu Gbajabiamila, welcomed Muhammad and all the other children born on the new year day in FCT with baby gifts including post natal care products, other nutritional supplies and cash presents.
The first lady said women and children were important to the nation and the marking of the first baby in the New Year was to show the importance the government attaches to women and children.
Aisha counseled the mothers on the need for proper care for the new born babies in terms of exclusive breast feeding, immunization and timely pre-natal and post natal care.
She also advised them to take good care of themselves, especially by embracing child spacing and other family care options.
The organiser of the event, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, represented by its Permanent Secretary, Ifeoma Anagbogu, also expressed gratitude to the first lady for her generosity and motherly role to the nation especially to the less privileged.
The event was also attended by traditional leaders of Gwagwa communities and aides of the first lady.
Also today, the first lady hosted a new year party for children at the banquet hall of the Presidential Villa where the children were treated to various fun activities and a delicious meal.