By ABUBAKAR AHMADU MAISHANU, Dutse
The Emir of Kazaure, Dr Najib Hussain Adamu and Emir of Dutse, Dr Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi in Jigawa State have reiterated their commitment in supporting the promotion of maternal and child health in the state.
The two emirs made the appeal when the coalition of civil societies working on child maternal health paid them separate courtesy visits at their palaces.
Speaking at his palace, the Emir of Kazaure expressed concerns over the high rate of maternal and child deaths in the state, adding that all hands must be put on deck to tackle the scourge.
He said, according to medical reports, most of the deaths are preventable but due to other reasons it results to death. and if they can be able to come together to work for humanity, Jigawa can be the safest place for mothers in the country.
The Emir told the group to join hands with government by reporting any gaps and recommended how best to address it
He promised to champion any positive and authentic observation raised by civil society for government’s action.
Similarly, the Emir of Dutse during the courtesy visit, charged the coalition to be proactive in reaching down to the hard to reach areas where most of the healthcare service delivery challenges are recorded
He said, if civil societies can focus their works down to the grassroots and report their findings back to the authorities concerned, it could ultimately assist government in making adequate and effective plans for tackling the challenges.
The Emir also urged the coalition to present in writing, all the observations they made and recommendations on how best to improve the state’s maternal and child healthcare service for the Emirate to study and channel it to government for appropriate action.
Speaking on behalf of the coalition during the visit supported and facilitated by Save Children, Comrade Baffa Nayaya told the Emirs that, the group comprises different civil society working for the promoting of child/maternal health, gender inclusion and women empowerment and they were in their palaces to seek for support and blessing of the royal fathers.