The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Friday received the Destiny Agu, the first 2016 baby to be born in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
This is just as Mrs. Aisha Buhari said the work Nigerian mothers do in caring for their children and families, go a long way in stemming the tide of insecurity in the country.
Speaking when she visited the Asokoro District Hospital alongside the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the wife of the president said if mothers play their roles well, insecurity will no longer be an issue in Nigeria.
“We, the women have left our roles; we no longer play our roles well”, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who was represented by Gimbiya Dogara, wife of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, stressed.
She said parents playing roles of good fathers and mothers were vital in a raising a healthy generation of children well developed, protected and exposed to positive influences that aid national growth, while being turned away from negative vices and influences that push young people in violence.
The first 2016 baby, Destiny, who is the third child of her parents, Peter and Amaka Agu, was born at 12:12am on New Year’s Day.
In the tradition of first ladies visiting hospitals to receive first babies of the year, Mrs. Aisha Buhari showered Destiny Agu with gifts, including baby toys, supplies and products.
In reaction to the birth of the child, Peter said he and his wife had been expecting their baby in hope and pain after his wife was hit by a motorcycle last week.
“We passed through weeping all through the night, but behold this 31st [December] we are into joy”, he said he told his wife.
“After we prayed, yesterday morning, we came here and God confirmed His word. She is a destined child, a covenant child, if there’s any name more than that I will give it to her”, Peter added.