Kebbi Governor’s Wife Mark 2024 World Menstrual Hygiene Day In Secondary School 

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By Umar Faruk Birnin Kebbi

Her Excellency , the wife of Kebbi state Governor, Hajiya Nafisa Nasir Idris distributed sanitary items to students and donated N1 million to the graduating students of Comprehensive Government Girls Secondary school Argungu.

She sensitized the female students over the weekend at Comprehensive Girls’ Secondary School, Argungu in Argungu Local Government Area of the state as part of activities marking the 2024 World Menstrual Hygiene Day.

 The celebration of May 28 marked the 10th World Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global initiative dedicated to create awareness and educate female students about menstrual hygiene in schools and their respective homes.

The governor’s wife appreciated her husband, Gov. Nasir Idris for his support to healthcare services and his efforts in the promotion of menstrual hygiene in the state.

”Hygiene is part and parcel of the Islamic religion and is our faith.

”Muslims are encouraged to maintain personal hygiene by taking regular baths, washing hands before and after meals, and trimming nails and hair.

”The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stressed the importance of personal hygiene, saying, “Cleanliness is next to godliness”.

“We know how germs spread from our very own hands to our bodies as well as to other people,” she said.

She vow’s her on support for the initiative to improve menstrual hygiene and sexual reproductive health services in the state.

“Educate yourself, take care of your health, and seek support where necessary. As CEO of Nafisa Nasir Charity Development Foundation (NANAS) is committed to advancing the health and rights of the girl child,” she narrated.

She also tasked parents to continue supporting the education and prioritizes the menstrual hygiene of their female children at home and while they are in school.

Speaking Earlier, Dr Halima Bande, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, appeals to all students to pay more attention to their studies and pursue a future full of education.

”Don’t limit your studies here, but go further, until you fill the available women vacancies we should rightly occupy on health, education and other fields of endeavours,” she advised.

On their separate speech, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Halima Hassan-Kamba and the wife of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hajiya Asma’u Alkali, implore the students to be good ambassadors of their parents and the society.

However, they equally advised that pursuance of education should not stop at the secondary level only. As well to respect their teachers and school rule and regulations.

At the Emir’s palace, Argungu, the Emir, Alhaji Samaila Muhammad-Mera, applauded the wife of the governor for her support to ensure that campaign and public awareness on menstrual hygiene among female gender across the state.

”I thank you immensely and I thank your husband, our governor, who has been doing excellently well in the areas of health, education and infrastructure, among others,” he said.


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