The wife of the Osun state Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, on Wednesday celebrated and presented gifts to the parents of the first baby of the year 2020 in the state.
The baby boy who weighed 3.4kg was born at exactly 1:00am on Wednesday
She advocated exclusive breastfeeding as panacea to every baby’s healthy living.
Mrs. Oyetola made the statement on Wednesday during her special visit to the State General Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, to welcome and celebrate the baby of the year 2020.
The Osun First Lady urged parents particularly nursing mothers to embrace the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their babies.
Mrs Oyetola, who described exclusive breastfeeding as ‘an antidote to childhood diseases’, said the practice would also go a long way to prevent infant and maternal mortality.
She urged parents and guardians to invest more time in training their children and ensure that they imbibe the culture of good personal hygiene and sanitation.
According to her, cleanliness next to godliness, hence the need for the citizens particularly women to key into the sanitation policy of the government designed to promote healthy living.
She added that, apart from good sanitation practice, it has become mandatory for every citizen to stop the bad habit of open defecation.
Celebrating with the baby, Mrs. Oyetola called on the parents to take good care of him by giving him quality education and trainings.