One of the foremost manufacturers of mattresses and other bedding products Mouka has boosted its corporate social responsibility drive in Lagos by partnering with the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu to celebrate and donate to mattresses and other bedding products to select public hospitals to women who delivered of new babies on January 1 2020.

Besides the brand’s representatives that were on hand, alongside Dr. Sanwo-Olu to herald the birth of the first babies in General Hospitals atIjede, Agbowa, Ketu-Ejirinand the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, the company also made presentation of gifts to the first babies of the year through the first lady.

According to Femi Fapohunda, the Chief Operating Officer for Mouka, the company’s effort is in line with Mouka’s corporate social responsibility.

“This is our own way of identifying with the state’s noble agenda of giving back to the society as well as supporting mothers whose child delivery marks an auspicious beginning for the New Year,” Fapohunda said.

Reacting to Mouka’s gesture of goodwill, Mrs. Sanwo-Oluhailed the effort as commendable and urged other organizations to emulate the mattress manufacturer.

“I thank our sponsors… for supporting the state government through this annual event. This happens to be my first official assignment and I thank them for giving their support,” the first lady said.  

Femi Fapohunda, Chief Operating Officer, Mouka, having a handshake with the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. IbijokeSanwo-Olu amidst exchange of pleasantries, wife of Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. OluremiHamzat(3rd left) and Femi Omololu, Medical Director, Lagos Island Maternity Hospital (2nd left)at the presentation of gifts to first baby of the year at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital yesterday

Meanwhile, the company also made similar presentations to first babies in University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan andAdeoyo Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan both in Oyo State; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Teaching Hospitals Complex, OAUTHC, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Welcoming the first baby of the year is a symbolic event in Lagos State. Each year, the state government focuses its first activities of theNew Year on health care, as the Governor’s wife and relevant officials spend few hours with mothers and their babies born on the first day of the NewYear in hospitals across the statewhere suchbirths have been recorded.    

Mouka’s partnership with the state government, on this year’s occasion which happens to be the first in the life of the Sanwo-Oluadministration, is also to acknowledge the efforts of the Government in the health sector and in keeping with Mouka’s mission of adding comfort to life.

Left-Right;Mrs. Ayodele A.O(Chief Nursing Officer), BanjiAluko, Regional Sales Manager, Mouka, Mrs. AwoyemiOluwadara, Mother of the baby, Dr.OdusanyaOyinlola, National Secretary, Nigerian Society Of Physiotherapy during the presentation of gifts to first baby of the year at Adeoyo  Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan, Oyo State