Ogun women storm state assembly, protest mortality rate

The Coalition of Women Association in Ogun State on Thursday raised the alarm over the high mortality rate among pregnant women in the rural areas of the state.

The women coalition stormed the state House of Assembly complex, calling on all mothers and guardians in the state to enrol in the State Health Insurance Scheme to guarantee them access to qualitative primary healthcare services.

The group, which comprises various women groups such as Forum of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria and Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria, among others, staged a rally on Thursday, at the Governor’s office, Oke Mosan Abeokuta, to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day.