Saraki welcomes role as family planning leader

Toyin SarakiEMEKA OKONKWO 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NEWLY-appointed Family Planning Champion in Nigeria, Toyin Saraki, has restated her commitment to empower local women.

The Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the United  Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently elevated the wife of Senate  President, Bukola, to that position at a ceremony held at the Presidential  Villa in Abuja recently.

“I am humbled and honoured by my investiture today as Nigeria ‎Family  Planning Champion,” said Saraki.

He said she would carry the title with pride, and with it, empower women and girls to know that they could have a right on when and how they start a family.

“It’s so important for mothers to be empowered to space their childbirth for health and wellbeing, and have access to safe, modern, effective and affordable contraceptives,” she said.

Saraki is the Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa.

CAJ News

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