Media Personnel Trained For Media Advocacy Training on Family Planning
Population Explosion Looms in Nigeria.
Following the lack of access and awareness of Family Planning, the Country is at risk of a population explosion soon.
This was made known to Journalists during a 3 day Media Advocacy Training on Family Planning organized by The Challenge Initiative (TCI) in Minna.
According to the Technical Team Lead, Dr. Olusola Solanke who spoke during the training said the boost in population has increased the rate of poverty in the country adding that it will cause a strain on food security.
He also stated that Family Planning will make caring for a family easier while giving the mother some time to recover from a previous birth.
Olusola said that high fertility affects every sector of the economy, therefore, over-stretching educational and medical facilities.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to take the issues of child spacing seriously to avoid a breakdown in facilities at schools and hospitals.