Ooni, Sultan, CAN lament huge death of Nigerian women at child birth

Sunday, September 17, 2017

THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Olasupo Ayokunle, have lamented the high rate of Nigerian women who died daily at child birth.
Describing this as unacceptable, they advised the Federal Government to invest heavily in Family Planning, to give hope to millions of Nigerian women who died yearly at child birth.
The traditional/religious leaders made the called as available data emerged that over 100 Nigerian women die daily at child birth.
Speaking at the 5th Annual Family Planning Consultative Stakeholders Meeting in Abuja, they called for improved budgetary allocation and huge investment in Family Planning, to curb the ugly development.
The stakeholders meeting was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with a theme: “Investing in Family Planning: Key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.”
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