Over 700 expectant and nursing mothers in Ogun State have benefited from the wellness programme put together by wife of the president, Hajia Aishat Buhari, to promote exclusive breast-feeding.
Speaking at the third phase of the distribution of Frisomum O Gold, a nutritional supplement for expectant and nursing mothers at the State Hospital, Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, Hajia Buhari said the programme was aimed at supporting women to stay healthy during and after child birth.
Wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, who distributed the food supplement on behalf of the president’s wife, said that breast milk was the best food to give infants, especially during the first six months of delivery, noting that it would aid the bond between mother and child and rapid growth of babies.
She noted that Hajia Buhari had the interest of mothers at heart and would continue to promote exclusive breast-feeding just like she also breast-fed all her children in order to improve maternal and child health.
The governor’s wife added that Frisomum O Gold contains iron, calcium and vitamins essential for strong bones, develops babies’ brain and prevents diseases.
Mrs. Amosun appreciated Hajia Buhari for the donation, saying it was in line with the positive change agenda of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and advised women to space their children and do family planning in order to be in good health and give their children quality care.
Responding, the permanent secretary, State Hospital Management Board, Pharmacist Modupe Olurin and the Chief Medical Director, State Hospital, Ota, Dr. Adedayo Sobanjo, lauded the collaboration between the federal and the state governments, saying this would help to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal and infant mortality rate in the country.
A beneficiary and mother of two children, Mrs. Esther Adewusi commended the president’s wife for her kind gesture, saying such humanitarian service could only have been done by someone who had the fear of God and love of the masses at heart.
In addition to the food supplements, Mrs. Amosun also gave out cash and other food items like packs of Dangote spaghetti, Mimmie noodles and wheat flour to the beneficiaries.

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