Niger gov’s wife advocates for child spacing
A gynaecologist and wife of Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for child spacing to check the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the state.
In an address at the opening ceremony of the World Contraception Day (WCD) Ambassadors project at Gyigyi and Sharuwadna communities in Shiroro Local Government Area, Dr. Amina said the maternal mortality rate in the state was high and that all hands must be on deck to check it.
She said: “One of the devastating problems facing Nigeria is women dying at child birth. One of the causes of this is when a women gives birth without proper spacing; while the entire body system is weak another pregnancy sets in while still breastfeeding,” she noted.
She stressed that enough gap should be given to allow nursing mothers to properly breastfeed their children.