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FG endorses establishment of crèches at markets, workplaces

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The Federal Government has endorsed the establishment of crèches at markets and workplaces nationwide to optimise working mothers’ productivity and promote breastfeeding.

President Bola Tinubu disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the remodelled workplace nursery (creche) by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs ( FMoWA).

Represented by his Special Assistant on Health, Dr Salma Anas, the President said the innovation would enhance national development.

He commended the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye for her laudable achievements within 100 days of her assumption of duty.

“We will continue to support you to replicate this in every state of the federation and in every workplace.

“This will be extended to those working in the informal sector because more women are working outside the formal sector.

“So, working with you and all our partners that are here, we hope to replicate and ensure we have workplace crèches for mothers working in the formal and informal sectors, as well as the marketplace,’’ he said.

The President said the renaming of the Centre after Victoria Gowon, wife of the former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon was apt as the facility would contribute to the achievements of his renewed hope agenda.

“It is a great landmark that we are witnessing, because this aligns with the vision of renewed agenda for economic growth of Nigeria, for revamping Nigeria and putting it back on track.

“We cannot achieve renewed hope for Nigeria without focusing on the future of our nation.

“The future of our nation is our children and it starts right from birth by encouraging breastfeeding for their physical and mental growth”, he said.

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