Ranatu Suleiman, the corp member who was delivered of a baby boy a few hours after reporting at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Bayelsa State for the ongoing 2021 Batch “B”, stream 2 orientation course, and her husband, has named their son Shuaibu, after the Director-General of the NYSC.
According to a statement signed by Alhaji Musa Abubakar, Acting Director, Special Duties, NYSC, Baby Shuaibu Suleiman Aliyu was named on Thursday, at his father’s residence in Oke-Aro, a border community between Lagos and Ogun States by the Imam of the community, Alhaji Abubakar Montafien, who presided over the ceremony.
The statement said the Imam prayed God to bless baby Shuaibu and his parents, as he described the circumstances of his birth as a sign of good things for all, including the NYSC scheme.
It added that the Imam appreciated the NYSC DG, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, whose visit to the Bayelsa camp coincided with the arrival of the baby, for being on hand to receive him, few hours after his birth.
A Representative of the NYSC boss at the naming ceremony, and Coordinator of the scheme in Lagos State, Eddy Megwa, gave his goodwill message to the parents of the baby.
Megwa told the family that young Shuaibu is unique and very dear to the NYSC, and must be accorded special attention.
The NYSC state coordinator also made some presentations on behalf of Ibrahim to baby Shuaibu and his parents.
The mother of baby Shuaibu, Ranatu Suleiman, who hails from Kwara State was given an instant relocation to Lagos to join her family on the grounds of marriage after she delivered of him.
The Bayelsa State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs Ojugo Elizabeth Iyowuna had led a delegation of some key camp officials to visit Ranatu in the hospital shortly after she was delivered of the baby and was presented with items needed by both mother and baby.