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Southern Governors’ wives set to combat Meningitis

A forum of Governors’ wives from Southern Nigeria has supported the ongoing efforts of the federal government against Polio and Meningitis by deciding to curb these two health challenges currently facing the region.

The forum who lauded federal government for reviving the economy in a statement signed by the chairperson Nneoma Rochas Okorocha and the secretary, Olufunso Amosun at the close of the meeting held on May 10-12 2017, in Ogun State.

They also said, federal government’s drive the passion of the Forum to provide sustainable support to the vulnerable group in the society; women and children as they bear the consequences of any economic challenge.

Against this backdrop, the Forum in her 5th meeting resolved to address the economic and health issues of women and children in their domains.

“Taking a cue from the initiative of our mother and wife of the president of the country, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, ‘Future Assured’, the forum wishes to address polio or meningitis, which is a recent health challenge currently affecting some states of the southern region,” the statement said.

“The economy remains the superstructure of any meaningful development, the forum, therefore, resolved to sustain the momentum of the mental, emotional and economic empowerment of women in the various states.”

“In an immediate demonstration of this resolve, over 500 women were given economic tools to galvanise finances that will help stabilise their families.

“Peaceful co-existence is imperative for the unity of our country, thus the Forum prized the sisterhood spirit that breaks through the ethnic, religious and political party lines that tend to divide us.“As mothers and home builders, the effect of this spirit that the Forum generates in us goes a long way to affect our husbands, children and the society at large,” the governors’ wives said.

“As mothers and home builders, the effect of this spirit that the Forum generates in us goes a long way to affect our husbands, children and the society at large,” the governors’ wives said.

 

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Solomon Obende is a graduate of Public Administration from the prestigious Ambrose Alli University who is passionate about communications for development. He is proficient in crafting effective social media strategies. He listens to Jimmy Cliff's songs daily.

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