The Wife of the Governor State of Osun Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola said on Monday that his husband 8 Years as governor would be memorable for unprecedented women and children development initiatives and promotion of sustainable hygienic culture across the state.
Mrs Aregbesola said various initiatives through her foundation, Sheri Care Foundation (SCARF) has minimised the spread of diseases and promote healthy living in the state especially in rural areas.
The first lady said this at the State General Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, the State Capital while presenting the gift to the first baby of the year born to the family of Mr Abiodun Okewumi.
The baby girl was born at exactly 2:18 am and weighed 3.5 Kilograms.
According to her, through regular environmental sanitation in the state and public enlightenment pioneered by SCARF clean and hygienic environment has become dominant culture among the larger populace in the state.
She said “Hygienic culture would be one of the enduring legacy of the present administration, people have seen the benefits personally and collectively and to sustain the legacy our advocacy target group were mainly young children and nursing mothers to prevent cholera, typhoid, malarial and other disease that are life threaten”.
” Women are important in this campaign because they are custodian of our home and children, by our culture they responsible for domestic issues and family consumptions and glory be to God, in the last seven years, our advocacy has positively influenced their attitude and I can boldly say that an average mother in Osun understands what hygiene means to his family and the society”.
She explained further that SCARF has equally reduced the prevailing trend of Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) in the state which was adjudged to be the highest in Nigeria and further urged the people of the state to abstain from such practices which she described as barbaric and abuse.
The first lady urged the parent to prioritise the education of their children and stop all forms of abuse that may endanger the future of the children and relegate them to the second fiddle in the society.
Mrs Aregbesola who is performing the ceremony for the last time as the wife of the promised to continue the advocacy for child education and protection after her husband leave office in November 27 this year.
The father of the baby of the year Mr Okewumi Abiodun appreciated Mrs Aregbesola saying the visit and presentation of gift by the first lady would continue to be memorable in the life of their family.
Mrs Aregbesola also visited second baby born at exactly 6.45 am by Mrs Albert Folayemi and presented gift to the family.