Baby of the year: FCT Minister of state donates items to 120 babies

Minister of State Fedral Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has donated baby items and cash to 120 babies delivered in selected Primary Health Care Centres across the six Area Councils of the territory as part of activities to celebrate the New Year. 

Making the donation in Chikuku Primary Health Care Centre of Kuje Area Council, the minister described the successful delivery as a bundle of joy, while praying that joy will continue to radiate in the Federal Capital Territory in 2020 and beyond. 

The minister who was represented by the Acting Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care Centre, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, also tasked mothers on early training of their children, just as she emphasized that children are gift from God. 

Aliyu used the occasion to remind mothers of the need to ensure that their babies complete the routine immunization before the age of two years, just as she called on them to keep the immunization card safe and accept all vaccines given during government approved immunization campaigns. 

“Note that vaccines are free in all Government Health facilities and you do not pay for cards, syringes or cotton wool. Report to the Primary Health Care Department in the Area Council should you be charged a fee for Immunization services. 

“Remember to take care of yourselves and be well and fit always so that your babies grow well and be useful to you and the society. Attend Post Natal clinics and continue to take your routine medicines,” Aliyu charged mothers.