Mr Omokri welcomed a baby girl, his fourth child, on February 15. She was named Ebele after former President Goodluck Jonathan whose middle name is Ebele.
Following the announcement on Monday that actress Adesua Etomi and husband Banky W welcomed a baby boy four weeks ago, Nigerians have been debating the culture of women posting baby bump photos on social media.
Joining the debate, Omokri said on Tuesday that tragedy could happen even if the pregnancy is kept private, but that it was better to manage tragedy in private than publicly.
“My wife had a beautiful baby. We did not post even one baby bump photo. Only my wife and I knew she was pregnant. Even if you keep pregnancy private tragedy may still happen. But it is easier to deal with private tragedy than with a very public one,” he said.
Omokri, 47, is an ex-special assistant on media to Mr Jonathan.
He is described as only one of three spokesmen who remained loyal to Jonathan after his departure from office in 2015.