Ministry of Health plans to spend $1 million for delivery of free contraceptives

Nigeria’s population currently grows at 2.7 percent. According to the IMF, It is estimated by 2050 our population would have reached 300 million. It is for this reason we applaud the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole’s plan to release $1m for the delivery of contraceptives for the enhancement of quality family planning among Nigerians.

Adewole said this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, procurement for the implementation of the plan had been secured.
He said following a presidential approval of the joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May & Baker for the production of local vaccines, a board had been constituted on January 19 to oversee the venture.

Consequently, he said Nigeria would begin to produce its vaccines within the next two years.
Adewole added that the government was fine-tuning arrangements for the enrolment of 320,000 members of the National Youths Service Corps for the National Health Insurance Scheme yearly.

A welcome initiative and a good way to spend $1 million dollars given as Nigerians procreate exponentially, if you ask me.

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