Rev. (Mrs) Eyoanwan Bassey Otu, the wife of the Governor of Cross River State on Sunday, visited the General Hospital in Calabar to celebrate the birth of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day baby.
Rev. Otu was duly represented by Mrs Nelly Elvert Ayambem (Wife of the Speaker, CRSHA) while expressing great joy during the event, noted that the arrival of the first baby on Independence Day symbolises great blessings to the family and the entire people of Cross River State.
Quoting Psalm 127:3, she said, “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
Mrs Ayambem extended her gratitude to the wife of the Governor for her extraordinary compassion and expressed prayers for her continued strength in serving humanity.
The first baby of Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day, Linda Egbe, arrived at exactly 12.00 a.m. on October 1, 2023, weighing a healthy 2.8kg.
The major highlight of the event was the presentation of cash gifts and baby items to baby Linda’s parents.
Meanwhile, Cross River State Commissioner for Information, Hon. Erasmus Ekpang, extended his congratulatory message to the Egbe family and assured them that the State Government under the watchful eyes of Governor Sen. Prince Bassey Otu will do his best to support the family in line with the people’s first mantra of the Governor.
Reacting to the gesture, the parents of Baby Linda, Mr and Mrs Egbe pledged to nurture the child in the ways of the Lord and also of the state, in a bid to add more value to society.