Shehu Sani empowers women, youths, builds N10m entrepreneurship centre
Presenting the document of the building to the community, Sani said he has fulfilled one of his campaign promises to empower women and youths of Igabi.
According to him, the entrepreneurship centre is the best legacy a politician can give to his people.
Responding, the vice chairman of the Assembly of Izalatu-Tul Bida Wa Ikamatus-Sunna, Alhaji Mohammed Sabitu Balarabe, said the project was what they have been expecting from the politicians they voted into office in 2015, but none of them came back to appreciate their efforts except Comrade Sani.
“We are happy to receive this gesture from you. We will stand by your side when the time comes because you have shown us that you are trustworthy. We will continue to pray for you until God grants your heart desires in 2019,” Balarabe said.
Meanwhile, foremost telecommunications network, Globacom, has partnered an international community development organisation, African Health Now (AHN) to present ‘Maternity Go Boxes’ to over 300 expectant mothers at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Iwaya, Makoko area of Lagos State.
The ‘Maternity Go Box’ contains most of the items needed by a new mother to make child delivery stress-free. The items include six-yard cloth for backing the baby, sanitary towels, baby clothes, soaps, wipes and other essentials needed to stabilize the new mother.
Welcoming the expectant mothers at the event, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Lagos 2, Mr. Victor Kalu, explained that the firm was partnering with AHN to improve the health of women by increasing pre-natal care, reducing infant mortality and supporting mothers to deal with post-partum depression. He noted that the choice of Iwaya PHC, a waterfront community supporting about 40,000 residents, was germane because of the peculiar needs of the area.
Founder, African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, said her organization discovered that some expectant mothers were ill-prepared for child birth and would only come to the clinic for delivery without attending ante-natal clinics and requisite amenities.
“Our goal is to break that cycle by supporting the women from pregnancy to delivery and postpartum with the Maternity Go Box”, she enthused.