The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter, has called for organisational support for breastfeeding mothers at work places to enhance effective service delivery.
The Chairperson of NAWOJ FCT, Comrade Annah Daniel, made the call during a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms Daju Kachallom ( mni) in Abuja in commemoration of the World Breastfeeding Week
Comrade Daniel stressed the need for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) as well as private organisations to provide creche/day care centres within their premises to help nursing mothers breastfeed optimally.
The Chairperson also solicited for partnership of the ministry in empowering women journalists in FCT through skills acquisition and in course training.
“Women and children are the most vulnerable segment of the society, however, when a woman is empowered and comfortable financially, the home front will be doing great, even at work place the result of effective service delivery would be achieved,” she stated.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms Daju Kachallom, who commended the women journalists over their efforts to rise in the profession, urged them to always project the good image of the country rather than bad news.
Ms Kachallom reiterated the commitment of the federal government through its policies and social intervention scheme aimed at alleviating the plight of the citizens especially the vulnerable group in the country.