The annual Family Week Symposium of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) holds today at the prestigious Combo Hall of the Lagos Television (LTV8),Later Jakande Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja at 10am
The theme of the symposium is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together, first 1000Days” to be delivered by renown President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Professor Batholomew Brai.
Also for discussion are family life topics such as: ‘The link in Complimentary Feeding and ‘Treating Pneumonia and Diarrhoea in Children”.
Another guest speaker, Country Director, Ipas, Nigeria and Former President, Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA, Barrister Hauwa Shekarau will lead conversation on why it is pertinent to give comprehensive sexuality education to young people especially adolescents in Nigeria.
The women journalists and invited guests will equally benefit from business guide and investment from the wealth of knowledge of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce.
Special Guests expected to grace the event include: First Lady of the State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, Senator Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon and Mrs. Kemi Nelson.
Others are :Chairman of the occasion, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde and chairman, Lagos State Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Deji Elumoye.
As part of the activities to mark the family week, the women journalists held their annual health walk led by chairperson, Hajia Sekinah Lawal to campaign for the importance of exclusive breastfeeding of all new born in the first six months of life without adding water or complements such as herbs and concoction.
Hajia Lawal noted that the involvement of professional women journalists in the exclusive breastfeeding awareness campaign is an indication that every woman regardless of status or career, is capable of practicing exclusive breastfeeding.
She enjoined every pregnant woman to register at health facility so as enjoy the benefits of counseling on proper breastfeeding techniques which will help enhance and stimulate early onset on breastfeeding within first hour of child delivery.