102 Women die at childbirth daily – Akeredolu

Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu on Monday said no fewer than 102 women die daily during childbirth.

Besides, she noted that 2,123 children could not be alive to celebrate their 5th birthday because of premature death.

Mrs Akeredolu hinged the challenges on low literacy level of most Women, stressing that half of Nigeria’s women population were illiterates.

She noted that the major cause of low literacy level among Nigerian women was lack of opportunity to be properly schooled due to gender stereotypes prevailing in the country.

Mrs Akeredolu spoke at the 2nd edition of ‘BEMORE’ summer boot camp ceremony at PSTI, Ilara-Mokin where another set of 400 girls were empowered in the field of Information and Communication Techology (ICY) as well as Solar technology.

According to her, government at all levels needed  to pay more attention to girl-child in Nigeria, saying no nation can achieve sustainable development until special attention was paid to girl-child in  terms of education and protection.

She maintained that Nigeria female illiteracy population remains higher till date, adding that more than half of Nigerian women were still without a formal education which must receive urgent attention.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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