Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: First Lady Pledges Increased Advocacy for Women's Health

The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has pledged to increase advocacy and not to relent in efforts to promote the wellbeing of Nigerian women.

The First Lady made the pledge during the launch of a book, "Health Journalism: A Journey With Moji Makanjuola," authored by Mrs. Moji Makanjuola, a broadcast journalist.

Mrs. Jonathan advised policy makers to initiate policies that would enhance the living conditions of the Nigerian woman.

"On my part," she said, "I pledge not to relent in advocating for the advancement of the conditions of our women and for the improvement of standards in our health sector because, in most cases, women are more vulnerable to health threats."

Dame Jonathan commended Makanjuola for writing the book, which she described as a vital contribution to efforts at improving the health sector and enhancing nation building.

"I regard this book, not only as a symbol of the noble, industrious spirit of the African woman, but also as a great contribution to the improvement of our health sector and nation building. This is on account of the high value of the book's contents to health care providers, scholars as well as the people.

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