Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State said his administration usually gratify pregnant women who deliver in State Government Healthcare facilities with N500 (five hundred Naira) only to pay transport home.
The governor stated this during Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily program on Wednesday.
He said “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 N500, which is running for the vulnerable members of the society.”
Asked what the N500 could do for the women, the governor said “free delivery, are you asking a poor woman, what will she do with N500? Some people don’t have it.” “At least it will pay their way back home!