Wife of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Mrs Tosin Akabe presenting hygiene packages pregnant women in Lafia on behalf of Hajiya Aisha Buhari.
The first lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari has donated hygiene packages to over 500 nursing mothers and pregnant women in Nasarawa State.
At the distribution of the items in Lafia and Doma Local Government Areas of the state, Hajiya Aisha Buhari said the gesture was in furtherance of the objective of her NGO, Future Assured.
Represented by the wife of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Mrs Tosin Akabe, Hajiya Aisha Buhari stated that she would continue to play an active role in uplifting the standard of living of the less privileged in the country through Future Assured project.
She pointed out that the gesture was part of steps towards cushioning the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic which according to her is still taking its toll on many families, especially women and children.
Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Muhammad Adis who took the team round some primary Heath Care centres in Lafia and Doma Local Government Areas of the state described the gesture as a major move towards improving maternal and child health care delivery in the state.
Dr Muhammad Adis called on the beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the items for the purpose they were meant for.
Some of the beneficiaries Mrs Ladi Usman and Mrs Hadiza Salihu who expressed gesture to Hajiya Aisha Buhari for the donation stressed the need for Government and development partners to pay more attention to primary health Care Centres especially in the rural areas for optimal service.
The hygiene kits donated were made up of toiletries, baby creams, mouth washing chemicals and detergents.