Speaking during the 4th Annual National Family Planning Consultative Meeting today in Abuja, The wife Nigeria’s President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, who was represented by wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Gimbiya Dogara, has called on wives of all state governors to act as goodwill ambassador and advocate for better health policies for women and children to prevent maternal and child deaths, saying that India and Nigeria still account for one third of all maternal deaths in the world which is not in line with the policy of Muhammadu Buhari’s led-government. Adding that the evidence that family planning is a key strategy necessary to promote maternal health and well-being is well established.. The first lady who was awarded Goodwill Ambassador for Women and Children’s Health, said, “My investiture today as Goodwill Ambassador for Women and Children’s Health makes all the wives of State Governors Goodwill Ambassadors also.”I therefore call on all the wives of Governors to promote women and children’s Health  in your respective states as well as encourage your husband’s to make more investments in healthcare for our mothers and children.

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