President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Her Excellency, Aisha Buhari has reaffirmed her commitment to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country.
The able wife of the president restated her commitment on the matter at a workshop for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in Edo where she was well represented by Mrs Grace Chamah, wife of former Military Administrator of Katsina State.
According to Aisha Buhari as contained in a statement issued by her Director of Information, Mr. Suleiman Haruna, she said; “As wives of governors and chief advocates for Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in your states, you need to be equipped.”
“And better informed about the contextual terrains and workable solutions to problems that have contributed to giving us the poor indices in Nigeria. I charge stakeholders to make concerted effort towards reducing the high rate of mortality among women and children.”
“No state is free from maternal and child deaths hence the need for stakeholders to take strategic action to check the menace. Aisha Buhari Foundation and Future Assured Programme will contribute towards accelerating efforts to address Maternal, New born and Child deaths through advocacy and action.”
“One of these actions is the training workshop, which has now been held in all the geopolitical zones of the country. This advocacy training holding in Benin City is the last of the trainings held in the six geopolitical zones and I hope that the results will reverberate nationwide.”