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Destitute Gives Birth Under Lagos Bridge



By Ayodele Oluwafemi

A semi-destitute woman identified as Mrs Blessing Emmanuel, 35, has delivered to a baby boy under the Ajah bridge, Lagos State.

She was said to have gone into labour under the Ajah Bridge and was assisted by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, on Saturday.

Director General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement, said the response team had a complete medical team which enabled them make a timely delivery of the baby and rescue the life of the mother.

Osanyintolu said, “Amidst all of these operations, LASEMA’s ‘Operation Storm’ Response Team stationed at Eti-Osa, under Ajah bridge as part of the proactive measures of the Agency to mitigate against harzards that may trail gridlock following closure of Third Mainland Bridge, has taken delivery of a life baby boy.

“35 year-old indigene of Cross Rivers State, Ms. Blessing Emmanuel, a semi-destitute, with no home, nor family in Lagos, and fond of roaming around under the Ajah bridge, fell in labour and LASEMA’s ‘Operation Storm’ Response Team was the only available medical option.

“As a complete medical team with an Ambulance at its disposal, presence of LASEMA’s ‘Operation Storm’ Response Team under the Ajah bridge in Eti-osa was timely and made delivery of Ms. Blessing of a life and healthy baby boy safe and easy.

“In line with its responsibility of saving lives, after successfully completing the task of delivering Ms. Blessing of the life, male neonate under the Bridge in record time mother and child were taken to the Island Maternity Hospital in stable condition, for continued, expert medical care.”

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