The Wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello has vowed to employ all measures in fighting maternal mortality in the state.
Bello who lamented that the state has the highest mortality in the North-Central stated that her Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), RAISE Foundation is working at reducing this scourge that have claimed the lives of many women and children.
She pledged to ensure free medication and treatment for pregnant women and children in the state stating that this will complement government’s effort in stamping out maternal mortality.
The Governor’s Wife said that she will not stop at ensuring that the women are cared for health wise alone but would work towards empowering them to improve their economic activity and reposition them in the society.
Sani-Bello stated this while disbursing cheques worth N12 million to 60 women Cooperative Societies from 18 local government areas of the state in Minna.
She expressed optimism that the other local government areas in the state will benefit from the next round of the programme.
The Governor’s Wife then urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money given to them and not use it for other trivial things.
60 women cooperatives comprising of 15 to 30 people each benefited from the N12 million grant given to them by the Governor’s Wife.