Bayelsa: Obasanjo to flag-off summit on infant, maternal survival



.… Dickson to launch Safe Motherhood Policy

The Bayelsa State government is set to hold the first summit on infant and maternal mortality in Yenagoa on Tuesday.

The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement on Tuesday that the Governor of the state, the Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson in company of his wife Dr. Rachael Dickson, will exploit the opportunity of the event to launch the Safe Motherhood Policy of the Government.

Gov. Seriake Dickson

Iworiso-Markson said that the Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President of Liberia, Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor would be the chairmperson and Special Guest of Honour at the event respectively.

He said that the state government was expecting other very important personalities from outside the country including the former Speaker of the Gambian National Assembly/Deputy Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, Hon. Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay at the summit.

He stated further that the president of the National Council of Women Society, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, the Matron of African Women Leadership Organisation, Chief Mrs. Opral Benson, and the Special Adviser former Speaker of Liberia, Dr. Jophia Nanker Gupar are expected to deliver goodwill message at the event.



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