Abia Sate Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has boasted that the government pays the sum of ₦500 to Pregnant women who deliver at primary health care facilities that are owned by the Abia State Government as incentives.
The governor disclosed this development when he was speaking to Channels TV’s during the Daily Sunrise show. In his words;
“Abia State has keyed into the basic health insurance for pregnant women. If you give birth in any of our centres, you get N500,”
“Delivery is free, they give you a delivery pack and ₦500, which is running for the vulnerable members of the society.”
The TV host then asked the governor what the ₦500 could do for the pregnant women or the ones that newly delivered, the governor replied;
“free delivery, are you asking a poor woman, what will she do with ₦500? Some people don’t have it.” “At least it will pay their way back home.”