By Alex Uangbaoje
Following the need to improve on health care services like nutrition, education, and Water Sanitation and Hygiene(WASH) programmes, which are all critical for the survival of the child, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Kebbi State House of Assembly has agreed to collaborate on improving the lives of residents in the State through efficient service delivery.
They also agree to focus more on ante natal care to reduce the incidence of maternal mortality and other interventions in Kebbi State.
The lawmakers who were led by the Deputy Speaker, Honourable Mohammed Buhari Alieru on the invitation of UNICEF Sokoto Field Office, met with the Chief of Field Office and Programme Specialists in charge Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara state to identify areas of partnership to champion the cause of children in Kebbi.
While commending the efforts of UNICEF, the lawmakers stressed the importance of joint field visit with UNICEF to ensure effective supervision and to identify areas to mobilize more resources to strengthen the collaboration.
They promised to support the implementation of Primary Health Care under one roof initiative to help achieve greater success in health care delivery services especially in the hard to reach areas of Kebbi State.
UNICEF Chief, Mohammad Mohiuddin, while thanking the lawmakers for their visit, appealed for a result oriented partnership with them to deliver more quality results for children in the State.
He assured the lawmakers of UNICEF’s full support in achieving all the goals of the collaboration in the interest of children and women.
At the end of meeting, both party agreed to ensure effective information sharing flow to sustain the partnership and contribute to joint planning and implementation of activities in the best interest of children in the state.