Nigerian author and former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has welcomed a baby daughter in the early hours of Monday.

The Former President confirmed this on his facebook page while congratulating him announcing that the baby was named after him ‘Ebele’

He wrote, ” I congratulate a dear younger brother, Reno Omokri, and his wife, on the birth of their daughter very early this morning.

” I am very grateful that the couple have chosen to name their daughter Ebele, after me, as an honour.

” I thank God for the safe delivery and that mother and child are healthy and thriving.

” May Ebele grow up in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man.” Jonathan wrote.

Similarly, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Omokri and his wife over the bundle of joy.

” I congratulate Reno Omokri and his wife on the birth early this morning of their daughter, Ebele, named after former President Goodluck Jonathan.

” Reno has always shown a loyal spirit and when he offers friendship, that relationship is solid. I pray that his newborn child will display this virtue that her father epitomises.

Once again, congratulations and may Almighty Allah bless mother and child.” Atiku wrote.