Zamfara First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Matawalle, has distributed delivery kits to 1,100 pregnant women in Maru and Tsafe Local Government Areas of the state.
A statement in Gusau on Tuesday by the Press Secretary, Office of the First Lady, Hajiya Zainab Shu’aibu, said the gesture was to reduce child and maternal mortality rates.
Newsmen report that the distribution of delivery kit packages was part of the First Lady’s 10,000 Mama Kits Project for pregnant women across the state’s 14 local government areas.
Shu’aibu said that the gesture was also to encourage delivery at health facilities, especially in the rural communities.
The press secretary stated that the First Lady, who was represented by Hajiya Fatima Musa, said the gesture was part of her intervention to ensure safe delivery among pregnant women in the state.