Enugu Gov’s wife lauds women on role to family and nation
The wife of the Governor of Enugu State, Nkechiyere Mbah, has lauded women for the unique role they play in both family and nation building.
Mrs Mbah gave the commendation at the 2023 women convention/monthly prayer held at Okpara Square, Enugu yesterday to formally close this year’s August Meeting.
The convention, which attracted a large turnout of women across the 17 local government areas, had as its theme, “Cervical Cancer: prevention, diagnosis and treatment”
In a speech, the governor’s wife commended the resilience, unity and spirit of creativity the women in the state put up throughout the period of the convention.
Mrs Mbah expressed appreciation for the support the women prayer group had been giving to the administration promising that her office would continue to play its role to ensure that priority was given to the welfare of women in the state.
The executive Secretary of Enugu State primary healthcare development agency,Ifeyinwa Ani-Osheku, warned that cervical cancer is a deadly disease sending women to early grave, if no preventive measures were taken.
She urged women and their girl children to take the vaccination for the human papillomavirus in order to prevent cervical cancer, describing the vaccine as safe, effective and free.
Delivering a lecture on nutrition as a primary need for every child, a pediatric consultant at the parklane, Okey Ogbodo, urged pregnant women to pay special attention to antenatal treatment so as to ensure safe delivery.