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Nigerian Actress, Stephanie Linus get FG’s honorary appointment.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has honoured veteran Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke Linus with a special appointment.

The 37 year old ex model was appointed as the National OPS-WASH Ambassador.

Sharing the good news on her Instagram page, Stephanie wrote;

“Good Morning Amazonians and Warlords, I have been appointed as National OPS-WASH Ambassador by the Honourable Minister of Water Resources.
-Details:
In his address, Engr. Adamu charged Mrs Linus to inspire behavioral change among Nigerians for people to take responsibility for their environment in her role as OPS-WASH Ambassador. While applauding her efforts with the “Hygiene First campaign, he also implored her and her team to map out different activities that would encourage environmental sustainability across the nation.
Also present is Dr Nicholas Igwe who is the National coordinated for OPS-WASH. The premise of OPS-WASH is based on multi-stakeholder collaboration. He thus expressed excitement for the involvement of the entertainment industry in the WASH sector in creating behavioral change.
As the OPS- WASH Ambassador, Mrs Linus promised that she will use her role to challenge Nigerians to make good hygiene a culture, as well as inspire citizen participation and responsibility. This appointment comes as a public sector recognition of the Hygiene First campaign which she launched in May 2020.

Honourable Minster -Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu,
permanent secretary Min of Water Resources and Dr Nicolas Igwe ,National Coordinator OPS-WASH. opswash…CleanNigeria..endodf.. hygienefirst.. endopendefecation.. hygienefirstmynewhabit”


#Newsworthy…

Fistula awareness: Stephanie Linus takes campaign to maiduguri.

…using ‘DRY’ as a tool

ACTRESS and human rights advocate, Stephanie Linus, has once again demonstrated an unrelenting fight against fistula and child marriage with her recent fistula awareness campaign in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Using her award-winning movie – DRY as a tool to educate young girls and women, the actress pushed forward her message for fistula prevention and child rights protection.

Obstetric fistula is a severe condition that has devastating consequences for women and young girls. It is prevalent in poor countries, communities with high number of child brides and among women who give birth without access to medical help.

If a woman’s labor becomes obstructed, she could remain in excruciating pain for days before her baby is finally dislodged. Her baby likely dies, and she is often left with an obstetric fistula, a small hole created by constant pressure from the foetus, which renders her incontinent. A woman with fistula constantly leaks urine, feaces or both.

Stephanie’s goal is to eradicate fistula in Africa.

The program was supported by the UNFPA, where Ms. Linus serves as Regional Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa.

#Newsworthy..