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Woman gives birth on Lagos sidewalk

He said the woman, whose name was not mentioned, was successfully delivered of a bouncing baby boy.

• February 19, 2024
pregnant woman delivered a baby boy on a Lagos road
pregnant woman delivered a baby boy on a Lagos road[Credit: NAN]

A pregnant woman on Monday was said to have delivered a baby boy on a Lagos road.

The permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who made this known in a statement, said the mother and the baby were safe and sound.

“On Feb. 19, at approximately 9.00 a.m., the agency’s Emergency Response Team received a distress call from a neighbourhood and bystanders at Onipanu Bus Stop.

“The distress call was in respect of a heavily pregnant woman who unexpectedly went into labour at the bus stop while waiting to board a bus.

“The LASEMA Response Team and the agency’s paramedics moved in swiftly in collaboration with some market women at the bus stop.

“We provided a temporary makeshift shelter in ensuring the safe delivery of the baby and the well-being of the mother,” he said.

He said the woman, whose name was not mentioned, was successfully delivered of a bouncing baby boy amidst jubilation.

“The agency’s officials, after stabilising the mother and newborn infant, quickly transported them to the nearest hospital for further medical care and attention,” he said.


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