Mouka, Nigeria’s foremost manufacturer of mattresses and other bedding products, honoured families with babies born on New Year’s Day 2024 in furtherance of its commitment to adding comfort to life.
Celebrations were held simultaneously in 10 states across the federation as members of the Mouka Commercial team gathered at various government hospitals in Lagos, Plateau, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Delta, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, and Ogun States to make the presentations on behalf of the company.
As in previous years, Mouka partnered with the Lagos State Government to support the drive for the reduction in maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity and mortality rates, which is the State’s rationale for celebrating the annual Baby of the Year.
From Right: Her Excellency, Wife of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, presenting a gift to the mother of the twins, First Babies of the Year, 2024, Mrs. Salaudeen Lateefat Oluwagbenga; while Mouka’s Brand Manager, Omotolani Tijani; Mouka’s National Sales Manager, Oladimeji Alabi, and the husband, Durojaiye Afeez Oluwagbenga watches during the donation of gifts by Mouka Limited to First Babies of the Year at the Lagos State Maternal and Child Centre, Amuwo-Odofin, in Lagos, on New Year’s Day, Monday, 1st of January, 2024.
This 2024 edition welcomed the first set of newborns across three Maternal and Child Centers within General Hospitals across Lagos state. Mouka joined the First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs) Claudiana lbijoke Sanwo-Olu, at these public health facilities during which it presented gifts to mothers of the first babies at the Badagry General Hospital, Amuwo-Odofin General Hospital and Apapa General Hospital. The gifts included diapers, customized teddy bears and Mouka Dreamtime baby mattresses.
From Left: Her Excellency, Wife of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; with the Business Partner Manager, Folarin Olushola; Wife of Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat; and Mother of the First Baby of the Year at Badagry General Hospital, during the donation of gifts by Mouka Limited to First Babies of the Year at the Badagry General Hospital, Lagos, on New Year’s Day, Monday, 1st of January, 2024
The First Lady was accompanied by the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, Dr. Abayomi Majekodunmi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lagos State, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye and other top Government functionaries during the visit.
The Oluwagbenga twins, both male by Mrs. Lateefat Oluwagbenga, were the First Babies of the Year at the Lagos State Maternal and Child Centre, Amuwo-Odofin. The first baby was born at 12:07 a.m. and weighed 3kg while the second baby delivered at 12:09 am weighed 3.5kg. Baby Olaniyi, a male who weighed 2.6 kg at exactly 12:38 am by Mrs. Rachael Olaniyi was the First Baby of the Year at the General Hospital, Apapa.
In her remark, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said, welcoming a newborn is a symbolic and significant event that brings forth the assurances that human heritage is carried on to the next generation. “We are here today not just to celebrate new life but also to seek opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the people who need our assistance. Bearing in mind always that our show of love, kindness, and compassion is only an extension of gratitude to our maker for the same grace granted to us”.
While congratulating the parents of the newly born, the First Lady commended all philanthropists; as well as corporate bodies like Mouka for being consistently involved in the partnerships toward complementing the vision and efforts of the State
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