Akeem Lasisi (For a major hospital in Lagos, housing LASUTH)
Each time I see a pregnant woman
Son of uneasy labour,
I skip a breath for the ultimate day
But once she drives into your caring home, Ayinke
She heaves a sigh of relief
A sweet cry of a newly born.
Then, in company with a thousand women
I will sing your praise in the market place
Bravo to your docs, kudos to the nurses
Mother of a million children,
You are the loyal catalyst of our number strength
You are the safety sea
Through which our ancestors return to life.
With your medical wand,
We hear the voice of the mum and that of the child
Kudos to the doc, flowers to the mum
Kudos to the philanthropist legend
Who bequeathed the Ayinke House to human race
Kudos to the stethoscope, bravo to the needle
A thousand shouts to the women folk
Who labour in pain for future grains.