By Asmau Ahmad
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has supported the Sokoto State Government to distribute ‘Dignity and Mama kits’ to 100 pregnant women in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Goronyo and Rabah Local Government Areas of the state.
Health Reporters learnt that the beneficiaries also included adolescent girls in Goronyo and Gandi IDPs camps in the two local government areas
They got antenatal materials such as soaps, pads and others needed for support in safe delivery.
Inaugurating the distribution, Hajiya Kulu Sifawa, the state Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, expressed happiness with the gesture.
She congratulated the beneficiaries, while thanking UNFPA for its sustained support and generosity to the needy in the state.
“This is a generous gesture which will immensely add more value to our commitment towards ensuring the healthier generation we desire.
“As such, I urge all the beneficiaries to listen attentively, in order to gain more knowledge of Ante-natal and post-natal care,” she said.
The commissioner added that the programme was in order to commiserate with the IDPs and enlighten them on how to endure the situation.”
Sifawa assured that the state government, under her ministry, would continue to remain closer to them and sustain more support for them to become self reliant.
In her address, Ms. Gloria Enueze, the UNFPA Programme Officer in Sokoto State, commended the government’s commitment towards supporting vulnerable women across the state.
Enueze assured the beneficiaries of more engagements by UNFPA, to ease their sufferings and complement their needs.