FG introduces plan to tackle open defecation

The federal government has approved the establishment of crèches in markets and workplaces across the country to optimize the productivity of working mothers and encourage breastfeeding.

President Bola Tinubu disclosed this on Wednesday at the inauguration of a renovated workplace nursery school (cresche) by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (FMoWA) in Abuja.

Represented by Special Assistant to the President on Health, Dr. Salma Anas, the President said innovation drives national development.

He commended the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy Ohanenye, for her commendable achievements within her first 100 days in office.

“We will continue to help replicate this in every state and every workplace in our federation.

“This measure will also be extended to those working in the informal sector as more women work outside the formal sector.

“So we want to work with you and all our partners here to recreate and ensure the provision of workplace childcare for working mothers, not only in the market but also in the formal and informal sectors. ” he said.

The President said the renaming of the center after Victoria Gowon, wife of former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, was appropriate as the facility would contribute to achieving the New Hope agenda.

“This is a great milestone that we are witnessing because it is in line with the vision of Nigeria’s economic growth and a new agenda to reform and put Nigeria back on track.”

“We cannot bring new hope to Nigeria without focusing on the future of the nation.

“The future of our country is our children and that starts with encouraging breastfeeding for their physical and mental growth from birth,” he said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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