Lagos health commissioner canvasses male involvement in family planning

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has called on the male folks to encourage their wives and partners to embrace family planning, saying it’s not only women but the entire family and the society at large that would benefit from its advantage.
Speaking at a town hall meeting organised recently  at Isolo Local Council LCDA by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health (NURHI), the Commissioner emphasised that a well-spaced family would ensure that women will be getting younger and better able to contribute to the economic activities in the homes, while the fathers are able to provide adequately for the family size they can afford to take care of from their earnings and hence, society will indirectly be ridden of unruly miscreants who are homeless from lack of family support and care.
The commissioner who was represented at the meeting, organised in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health,   by Dr Sadiat Okaga, State Reproductive Health Coordinator, noted that the participation of the community members who are the direct recipient of the various interventions is key and of utmost importance. This, he said, has and informed the establishment of Town Hall meetings at the grassroots.
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