Let’s Embrace Family Planning, Fewer Children
In a statement released today by the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Debo Ogundoyin via his Twitter handle read as thus:
The economic reality and inevitable need for healthy families in Nigeria as the most populous country in Africa makes family planning an essential health concept.
The heavy stigmatization and misunderstanding of Family planning and contraception among couples deserve aggressive reorientation considering the Hundreds of thousands of women die in childbirth every year, child malnutrition and other family based social responsibilities.
Today’s Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI 2 END OF PROJECT DISSEMINATION MEETING in Ibadan pointed clearly at the need for increase use of modern contraceptive methods and similar increase in the desire of women to have fewer children.
The Oyo State House of Assembly shall continually collaborate with NURHI and other local and international bodies towards improving both the supply of and demand for modern contraception. Policies shall be made to make working with health care workers and community clinics, religious leaders, government officials flexible to improve health care quality and access to contraception, ensuring there is adequate supply of these services.
Thank you for supporting our dream and lab our for healthy and safe families in Oyo State. I equally appreciate the recognition bestowed on me in acknowledgement my efforts in the public service.