Mrs Buhari counsels wives of South East governor’s on reproductive health
The wife of the President Her Excellency Dr.Mrs, Aisha Buhari, has asked wives of executive governors of South Eastern states, to equip themselves properly as the chief advocates for Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in their states, Dr Buhari was speaking at the opening ceremony of the zonal RMNCAH+N advocacy training for the South East states of Nigeria.
Her Excellency was represented by the wife of the former governor of Katsina State Mrs. Grace Chama who said the governors’ wives have the capacity to influence the indices and change the story for good, this would do a lot in bringing down the number of deaths in the country.
Earlier the wife of the governor of Enugu state Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi had promised to show commitment, provide support and assistance in championing the advocacy in every way possible and making sure every women and child has access to good health, she further said that the initiatives deployed through the various NGO’S and pet projects of Governors wives would continue to compliment the efforts of government institutions and agencies
While speaking on the various challenges in their states the governors wives were unanimous in stating that exclusive breast feeding before the age of five was a great challenge in combating malnutrition, as well as prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, which they all promised to try and combat.
Future Assured the non govern mental organization of the wife of the President seeks to contribute to the acceleration of efforts to End Preventable Maternal, New born and Child deaths through advocacy and the strengthening of accountability mechanisms to enhance the peace and development of Nigeria. The aim is to reposition health as a developmental stepping stone
The workshop is aimed at equipping the Wives of Governors with necessary tools to achieve the objectives of securing the future for women and children in RMNCAH+N Advocacy plan in their various states.
This particular training is for wives of Governors in the South East part of the country, present at the meeting were Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu Abia state, Dr, Mrs, Nkechi Okorocha Imo state, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, host state, Enugu and Anambra and Ebonyi states were represented by Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu and Hon. Mrs, Nkechi Iyoku respectively