The present administration in Ogun State has disclosed that it will not relent at sensitising the residents of the State on the importance of family planning and child spacing for improved maternal and child health.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Nofiu Aigoro, who stated this while featuring on a radio programme in Abeokuta, said the State had stepped up its sensitisation through its family planning unit in all health care centres in the State.
Aigoro said family planning remained a veritable means of ensuring that people procreate based on their financial capability, advising that spouses to agree on a family planning method before adopting it.
He commended the effort of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) and other stakeholders in the health sector for partnering with government at intensifying efforts on family planning awareness.
Contributing, the State Focal Officer of an NGO, Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria and a member of Advocacy Working Group (AWG), Mrs. Omotayo Adeyemo explained that public health providers had been trained to educate, enlighten and appropriately administer the family planning methods on subscribing women.
She said some of the methods included the natural, short and long lasting family planning, adding that with the methods, spouses could enjoy healthier and desirable family.