By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Zamfara State First Lady, Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle has reiterated her commitment to continue to work for the improvement of maternal and child care health programme in the state.
The governor’s wife gave the assurance while receiving the Ambassador of Sexual and ReproductiveHealth presented to her by the Zamfara State Primary Healthcare Board.
The First Lady said improvement of the Maternal and Child Care Health Programme will bring about positive development in the state as many lives would be saved.
Hajia Aisha said her pet project is targeted at ensuring that women and children get the best and effective medical care to avoid .
“”I appreciate the effort of my team for timely delivery of all our programmes and activities.
“I am also extending my great to appreciations to my beloved husband for standing for me and for his contentious support to my office in an effort to make sure the people of Zamfara state get the best in their lives,” she said.
Presenting the award the Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr Ismail Tukur Gusau said the award was in recognition of the First Lady’s tireless effort to provide succour to women in the state.
Gusau said the award is also in line with the First Lady’s maternal and child care health program which is one of her topmost priorities looking at the high induce in maternal mortality for the state
“Its a recognition of her support and encouragement in the health sector especially at primary level.
“We noticed her Excellency’s tremendous contributions through Mama Kit Project which has change the lives of women in the state,” he said.
He added that the Mama Kit project is helping and encouraging women especially in the rural communities to be visiting the hospitals frequently.
“We noticed that the project has reduced the rate of maternal death during and after pregnancy.
“We are ready to partner with the office of the First Lady to enhance primary health care delivery in the state,” he said.
The State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya kanoma described the First Lady as hard working woman who is working towards changing the lives of Zamfara people especially women.
Kanoma said what the governor’s wife is doing is in consonance and part of the state government’s effort to improve lives of Women in the state.
“The state government has embarked on building of Women and Children Hospitals at the headquarters of all the 14 local government areas of the state.
Earlier, the Special Adviser, Office of the First Lady, Hajia Fatimah Musa Muhammad said the award signifies and recognizes the works and interventions of the governor’s wife in the healthcare system of the state.