Men in Bayelsa State can now impregnate their wives anyhow they want. The reason is that the state government has promised to write off the hospital bills and also take care of the woman till delivery.
The government took this decision as part of measures to reduce maternal mortality rate in the state, according to the state commissioner for health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu.
Etebu explained that, most of the fatality cases during pregnancy and child birth could have been avoided, if the women were properly catered for and stressed that the government will provide everything they need in the state primary and tertiary health institutions.
The commissioner also announced plans to organize a one-day stakeholders' summit on maternal and infant mortality, which will have in attendance the First Lady of the State, Dr. (Mrs.) Rachael Dickson, who will lead discussions at the event.
He said "The summit will bring together women and youth groups from the ward to the state level, practitioners in the health sector, His Excellency the Governor and the First Lady will all be there. It is going to be a major event and very soon the date and venue will be made known".
Also speaking, the commissioner for industry, trade and investment, Funkazi Koroye-Crooks said, more investors will come into the state soon to take advantage of its potentials in different sectors, especially gas.
According to her, this was made possible by Gov. Dickson during his presentation at the 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, the capital of Cote D' Voire.
She said, Dickson dazzled his audience, made up of world leaders and CEO's of renowned companies, when he highlighted the reason Bayelsa is haven for any investor and the right destination for doing business.