Women education panacea for maternal mortality
The health and wealth of a nation depends on the Nigerian woman. Women’s education is key to addressing maternal mortality.”
These were the words of the Chairman, Committee of wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) and wife of the Lagos State governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu COWLSO’s 19th National Women’s Conference held at the Eko Hotels and Suites.
The theme of this year’s conference is: “Unlearn, Learn and Relearn: 21st Century Women’s T.H.E.M.E.S Perspectives/Approach.”
Speaking further, Mrs Sanwo-Olu said, “Maternal mortality is abysmally high in Nigeria and we regard the death of a woman in preventable circumstances as unacceptable. The issue of maternal mortality has been taken for granted in Nigeria when it is supposed to be seen as a national emergency.”
She is also of the opinion that educating the woman will go a long way in arresting this trend. “An empowered and educated woman would raise responsible children. As a nation, we need to invest effectively in maximising the capacity of women. As women, we must strategically position ourselves to take full benefits of the programmes of government.
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