The State President of the National Council For Women Societies (NCWS), Pastor (Mrs) Jumoke Aborode early today has visited two hospitals in Akure to felicitate with the first babies born in 2021 and present gift items to the families.

The two hospitals visited were Primary Health Centre, Arakale and Comprehensive Primary Health Care Center ll, Oke Ijebu, Akure respectively.

Pastor Aborode who led some members of the organization to the hospitals congratulated the mothers saying it was a divine privilege to delivered safely on the first day of the year.

In what has become an annual visitation by NCWS to hospitals on the first day to rejoice and associate with the families of babies born on new year, 2021 was not exceptional despite Covid-19 pandemic.

While chatting with newsmen, Pastor Aborode described 2020 as a turbulent year but thanked God for sparing their lives to witness another year.

” 2020 is full of challenges; Covid -19 took the better part of the year, as if that was not enough, Endsars protest was another crisis that rock the year; in spite of all these, we have every reasons to thank God for his mercy and protection over us”.

She sympathized with women who loss their businesses and love ones to Corona pandemic.

” A lot of women lost their lives during the pandemic while some loss huge amount of money as the pandemic affected their businesses; year 2020 has gone and we pray such year never returns again”.

The President said the organization will do whatever it could within its capacity to support and empower women whose businesses and means of livelihood were affected.

She enjoined the well to do in the society to assist women who have suffered great loss due to the pandemic.

Addressing the nursing mothers, Pastor Aborode charged them on exclusive breastfeeding, describing it as the best for the growth of their children.

She reiterated the need for all women in the state to maintain good hygiene, clean environment and observe Covid-19 protocol to the letter.

One of the mothers, thanked Pastor Aborode and her team for the kind gesture to celebrate New Year with them and the gifts, commended the generosity of the organization to womenfolk in the state.

Meanwhile, a Deputy Director from the Primary Health Board, Mrs Akinyosoye was decorated as an affiliate member of NCWS.

According to Pastor Aborode, ” the membership of Mrs Akinyosoye will further boost her love for the mobilization of women most especially on children immunization which is the most important aspect of their growth and fight against disease”.

In her New Year message to the women in the state, she wishes them a prosperous New Year, praying for restoration of all their losses in the year 2020.

” 2021 is our year of greatness; the second wave of covid-19 is on the high side, we must do everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus. Our lives come first before any other thing. Please ensure you wear your face mask, wash your hands with soap and water always and maintain social distancing”.

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