The Bayelsa State Government is set to hold the first summit on Infant and maternal mortality in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said in a statement on Monday that the Governor of the state, Henry Seriake Dickson, in company with his wife, Dr. Rachael Dickson, will exploit the opportunity of the event to launch the Safe Motherhood Policy of the Government.
Iworiso-Markson said former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; and Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard Taylor, would be the Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the event respectively.
He said the state government was expecting other very important personalities from outside the country, including the former Speaker of the Gambian National Assembly/Deputy Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, Hon. Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay, at the summit.
He stated further that the President of the National Council of Women Society, Gloria Labaran Shoda; Matron of African Women Leadership Organisation, Chief Opral Benson; and the Special Adviser former Speaker of Liberia, Dr. Jophia Nanker Gupar, are expected to deliver goodwill messages at the event.