Mother of miracle child, Mrs. Ajibola Otunbusin, who was delivered of a baby boy at age 66, has expressed gratitude to Almighty for the wonderful gift.
She also confessed that at a point in her life, she had lost hope, adding: “I have under gone numerous procedures without success in different specialist hospitals, both home and abroad”.
However, Otunbusin urged women who are facing similar challenges not to lose hope, “rather remain positive and keep looking up to God for the fruit of the womb”.
She spoke, when Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who described the medical feat as first of its kind in Africa paid a congratulatory visit to the family of Professor and Mrs. Samuel Otunbusin, for setting a new record, of having their first baby, after 40 years of marriage.
The governor, who was represented by Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, noted that the state had scored another first in history, not only in Nigeria but in Africa.
‘’On behalf of the good people of the state, I congratulate the family of Professor Samuel Otunbusin. I learnt this is the first of its kind anywhere in the continent of Africa, though we are not surprised because Ogun State is known for its first, especially in the area of medicine’’, Amosun said.
While imploring the people to always have faith in God and patronise medical experts in the country, Amosun urged them to equally believe in the medical services provided by the government.
‘’We have come to also implore our people to believe in our services so as to patronise our experts in the health sector. This recent development has further showcase the capacity we have in the country, particularly in our dear State and we enjoin our people to take advantage of the partnership that we are building, so that, together, we can sustain the enviable position the State is occupying’’, the governor stated.
The Head of medical team that took the delivery, Dr. Taofeek Ogunfunmilayo, said that though the conception was through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and the delivery was by caesarean session said the lucky mother had broken all kinds of records in the process.