Nursing Mothers and Pregnant Women Reminded on the need to observe personal hygiene

Nursing Mothers and Pregnant Women in Adamawa have been Reminded on the need to observe personal hygiene.

By Nasiru Mohammed

The Executive Secretary Primary Health Care Development Agency Yola South local government Malam Abubakar Sahabo has reminded the nursing mothers and pregnant women on the need to observe personal hygiene and ensure cleanliness at all times.

He gave the reminder at a one day lecture on the importance of Hygiene to a Breast feeding mothers and pregnant women organized by the Nigeria Aid Group of Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, Women Wing Yola South Detachment held at Nana Asma’u Maternity Yola Saturday.

Represented by Assistant Director, Health Education and Women Affairs, Malam Mohammed Goni, the Executive Secretary noted that women are the backbone of the society; hence the need to keep their houses clean at all times.

While calling on women to use the knowledge acquired during the lecture to enhance their health status, Mallam Sahabo commended the Women Wing of the group for organizing the lecture and urged them to maintain the tempo.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Amira Women Wing Yola South detachment Hajiya Jummai Umar said the organization was primarily established to assist people at the grassroots.

She stated that the lecture was aimed at sensitizing women on personal Hygiene and promised to extend it to other communities in the local government.

In her remark, the special guest of honour and Wife of Chairman Yola South local government council Hajiya Aisha Salihu Malkohhi represented by Aisha Umar Bibi charged nursing and pregnant mothers to always attend ante-natal and post-natal lectures in hospitals.

Also speaking, wife of the member representing Yola South constituency in the Adamawa state House of Assembly Hajiya Sakina Kabiru Mijinyawa called on women to use the knowledge acquired and extend same to other mothers.

On her part, Assistant State Secretary of Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, Hajiya Audu said children should be breast fed between four to five hours per day so that the baby will be healthier and strong.

She calls on women to eat balance diet.

Some participants, Malama Adama Rabi’u and Malama Bilkisu Ahmad commended the JNI for organizing the lecture and promised to extend the knowledge acquired to their various communities.

Highpoints of the event was presentation of drugs to Nana Asma’u Maternity Yola and to other participants by the State Amira of JNI Malama Bilkisu Ibrahim as well as soap, detergents and pomade to pregnant women and nursing mothers.

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