Anambra State: Women will Continue to Play Key Role  –   Governor’s Wife

Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka.

The wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Nonye Soludo, has reiterated her position that women in the state will continue to play frontline role in the developmental agenda of the current administration in the state.
The first lady of Anambra State gave the assurance while hosting Anambra State women stakeholders and groups at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka, the Anambra State capital.
Addressing the women, Mrs Soludo explained that the state government understands the human capital strength of women and, therefore, is very intentional in coming up with strategic plans that favour women.
She said that with the massive investment in the health sector, most reforms have given birth to positive statistics, with Anambra currently leading as the state with the lowest rate of maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria.


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Speaking on Christmas, Mrs Soludo urged the women to share love, and ensure that those around them benefit from their kind actions and show of community.


Anambra State Health Sector  

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Anambra State, Dr. Afam Obidike, disclosed that through the free antenatal care and delivery services, a record of over one thousand, three hundred (1,300) expectant mothers has been reported in the state’s public health sector since the policy was introduced.
He equally noted that the current administration is strategic in the execution of every development policy, with a long-term focus on making concrete impact on each sector of the state.
A medical expert, Dr. Ifeatu Oranusi, who presented a lecture on preventing and managing breast cancer, urged the women to avoid common causes like unhealthy lifestyles, poor diets, and genetic factors. She also taught them the rudiments of self-examination and the need for routine medical checks.
Dr. Oranusi also disclosed that Anambra is among t he first five states in Nigeria that have established the most number of primary health centres. She urged the women to take advantage of the accessible health services to get themselves diagnosed and treated.
The women were later addressed by the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, who tasked them with leading the campaign to address growing social menaces, beginning from their homes.
The aim of the meeting was to engage with the women on pertinent social issues and to interact with them ahead of the Christmas celebration.


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