Endless love, multiple joy, as Osodieme joins in celebrating Anambra Miracle baby saved by providence

By Editor on 20/03/2020

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Obiano and the baby

O nuru akwa nwa were nkata,

jebe Onitsha mgbere

O zuta ya ribe ooo,

Oburo otu onye nwe nwa ooo!

This is the lyric in one of the numerous songs with which women welcome babies in Igbo communities. In those few words, as they sing lustfully, dancing and swaying in ululation, joy and happiness, the story of motherhood the way only a woman could tell and the affinity between mother and child, are fully captured.

Roughly translated, the song says: “Whoever hears the cry of a child and does not pause, but picks up the basket to go and trade in Onitsha Market, whatever gain she makes, let her enjoy it alone, because no single person owns a child.”

The message is very clear – a child is priceless, so much so that everything else – silver, gold, diamond, which women also love so much, pale into insignificance or at best, take a second position. They can hardly be faulted in this, because only they know the pains of carrying a baby in their womb for a whole nine months and they only, could appreciate the pains of childbirth and the joy of carrying a baby in their arms thereafter. It is their exclusive preserve.

That is why a woman could climb the highest mountain and practically jump into a burning fire for the sake of her child. That is why it takes tact and painstaking efforts to rescue a child from a mad woman, because she could do anything, regardless how bad her situation to protect her child.

Never mind that some other mothers have acted in ways diametrically opposed to this. Such are in extreme cases and such mothers are counted as abnormal as some of the biological mistakes that also occur in human existence that the world must also contend with.

Therefore, nobody could have mistaken the glint in the eyes of Eberechukwu Obiano, wife of the Anambra State Governor, as she lowered her lips and kissed the forehead of that little girl that was so fortunate to live after her own mother, reportedly hauled her down a two-storey building hours after birth.

That particular gesture by the Anambra First Lady captured a lot. It must have brought tears to the eyes of a million and one mothers, who watched the video clip and forced some men equally to drop one or two. For it was a demonstration of the essence ensconced in womanhood in its totality.

That imagery was caught on Tuesday, March 17, during the visit of the Anambra First Lady to Chukwunonso Hospital Oko, Orumba North Local Government of Anambra State, to see the miracle baby, where she was hospitalised after the incident, now being counted as one of the greatest wonders of the century.

The mother of the baby, said to be a student of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, located in the same community was said to have heaved the little girl from the building that served as her hostel, hoping that she would die, but that instead of making the fall completely, the baby was saved by a wire mesh at the fence of the building, thus, saving her life.

Interestingly, not a single foul word escaped Mrs. Obiano’s lips during the entire encounter. Everything else, anger, gripe, chastisement, and other negative sentiment, she ought to have expressed, as a human being, seemed to have evaporated at the sight as she cuddled and rocked the little bundle of joy.

Though she acknowledged that mistakes had already been made, she admonished young mothers in a state of confusion while confronted by a baby they were not ready for, never to consider the option of discarding them, but always ensure their safety, even if it meant dropping such babies at places where they could easily be found by those that would give them adequate care.


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She said: “Everything has turned out fine. The baby has a mother, a grandparent, all there for her. But like I said earlier, should anybody find herself – any woman, any girl, find herself in a situation like this, where you think you cannot cope – please take the baby at night and place it in any home, any fire station, they will come and take care of the baby and probably take the baby to an orphanage.”

Pledging her support and to monitor the progress of the baby, the wife of the governor, who is the founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), and who came handy with cash and assortments of babycare products, was also full of praises for the hospital that undertook the task of saving and caring for the baby, especially the Chief Medical Director, Kamtoochukwu Obi, for the maximum care and attention they devoted in ensuring her survival.

Hear her: “The doctor is a superman, he’s a hero. People need to hear the name of this hospital and of him. Like I said, he didn’t even bother that he may not be paid for taking care of this baby, but he has taken this baby and took good care. God will definitely bless him and this place will prosper. This baby entering here means progress for him.     

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Acknowledging the development, as a good tiding for the administration of her husband, at a time it is celebrating its sixth anniversary, she said she was happy confident that it meant the administration would end well.

“I’m happy that I have been able to see my daughter and hold her in my hands. May God bless her and may whatever purpose God created her, come to completion.  You know that girls are quite different from men. We’re soft, we’re kind-hearted and we’re also very much into prayer. I believe that the birth of this girl and my holding her in my hands this day, 17th of March – we just held a mass at the lodge before I left - I believe she will bring all the good luck,” she said.

Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, who was full of praises for the governor’s wife, said she exemplified passion for good deeds, adding that the present health insurance structure provided by the Anambra State Government had made both antenatal and prenatal demands easy and accessible for the people.

On his part, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Indigenous Medicine and Herbal Practices, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, described the story of the little girl as a miracle, and commended the doctors at the hospital for giving her the best of their medical attention.

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In the same vein, the member representing Orumba North at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Aforka affirmed that the visit by Osodieme to a hospital in his Constituency on the sixth anniversary of Governor Obiano administration explains the progressive actions and synergy that have made Anambra State the centre of excellence.
Earlier, the Medical Director of Chukwunonso Hospital, Dr. Kamtoochukwu Obi thanked the wife of the Governor for making time to visit and support the new born and her family.




Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on March, 20 2020

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