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Inner Wheel District 912 Nigeria welcomes baby of the year, donates mama and baby kits to 100 pregnant women in Lagos


… Donates 5 physiotherapy machines, wheelchairs to hospitals

By Amidu Arije

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The Inner Wheel District 912 Nigeria has welcome baby of the year with lots of gifts and cash donations as the organisation marks its day.

As it is part of its tradition during its international day celebration, the Inner Wheel District 912 gave 100 mama and baby kits pack to pregnant women. It also donated 5 physiotherapy machines to five hospitals to help them in the management of babies with jaundice after birth.

The Inner Wheel was supported by the chairmen of Isolo and Ejigbo Local Council Development Areas, Hon Shamsideen Olaleye (Shammeh) and Monsurdeen Oloyede Bello (Obe) with a cash gift of N100,000 to the mothers of the babies of the year. There were three babies of the year when the district visited the Isolo General Hospital on Sunday to mark the International Inner Wheel Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of the Inner Wheel District 912, Nigeria, Mrs Rahmat Aderonke Solomon thank God and all her executive members for the success of the international day celebration.

She said, “We thank God for being able to celebrate Inner Wheel day this year because we thought we would not be able to do it due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we thank God for the success.

“This year we were able to welcome the inner wheel baby with lits of gifts. And fortunately for us, we were assisted by the chairmen of Isolo and Ejigbo Local Council Development Areas, Hon Shamsideen Olaleye (Shammeh) and Monsurdeen Oloyede Bello (Obe) with a cash gift to the three mothers of the Inner Wheel babies of the year.”

From left: Obe, Olaleye, Mrs Solomon presenting gift items to the mother of the baby of the year with other members of the Inner Wheel District 912

The District chairman said Inner Wheel choose to give out 100 mama and baby kits to pregnant women in the Isolo General Hospital as a way of helping the women ease their burden of buying more materials at the point of birth.

Mrs Solomon in middle presenting mama and baby kits to the pregnant women
Members of the Inner Wheel, executive chairmen of Isolo and Ejigbo LCDAs and other guests in a group photo of the Mama and baby kits packs

She said, “We have come to celebrate the baby of the year in this hospital and we decided to make other mothers benefit from our large heart that is why we gave out 100 mama and baby kits to pregnant women to take away the burden from them when they are to deliver. We also donated four wheelchairs.

We also donated physiotherapy machine to five primary health centres and the Isolo General hospital to assist them in the management of babies with jaundice. As far as jaundice stays long in the baby, they will have to do a blood transfusion, so by having these physiotherapy machines will go a long way in helping them along with their other equipment to manage such situations quickly.”

Members of the Inner Wheel, executive chairmen of Isolo and Ejigbo LCDAs and other guests during the presentation of the phsiotherapy machines

Solomon urged the beneficiaries especially the health centres to judiciously use what they have been given.

“They should maintain it very well because it is fragile, they should take good care of it. For the mother and baby kit they should use it for the purpose,” she said.

One of the beneficiaries of the mother and baby kit, Mrs Omokaro Veronica, was delighted to have received the packages as she said she least expected it.

She said, “Isolo general hospital is where I use for my antenatal care, I came here early when I received the SMS from the hospital reminding me of this occasion by the Inner Wheel, on getting here, we were well treated. they gave us food, drink, they trained us on how to bath our baby and also gave us mama and baby kit, we least expected all these. They even gave baby of the year different gifts. This is a programme that was done at the right time.

We appreciate them and pray God to continue to help them continue their good work.”

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