Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, would today address Nigeria side event of the United Nation's Assembly for a presentation on his initiative at improving child and maternal health in the state popularly called Abiye.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, said this would be the third time that Mimiko would be making such presentation to world experts and governments.
Akinmade said today's event is the Nigeria 's side event on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post 2015 development agenda at the margin of the 2013 General Assembly and in three sessions.
During the sessions, President Goodluck Jonathan would make an opening remark alongside the country's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Joy Ogwu and the Executive Director of United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin.
The commissioner said Mimiko would make a presentation in the first session of the event with the theme: Nigeria's National Experiences in implementing the MDGs.
Specifically, Akinmade said the governor would speak on: 'Moving the MDGs to the Next Level-deploying the Abiye Programme to Improve Child and Maternal Health in Ondo State.'
He said the session would be moderated by the supervising Minister of National Planning, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda. Other speakers at the session would include: the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the MDGs, Dr. Precious Gbeneol, Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale and the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Akinmade said before now, Mimiko had made presentations to health experts from around the globe, including the World Bank and representatives of the United States government on the success of the 'Abiye' programme.
Akinmade said it was the second time in two years that the governor would be invited for such presentation which he said had been hinged on the government's landmark achievements in the health sector.