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Free Condom Distribution In Nigeria Declining ― UNFPA

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has observed what it calls a steady decline in the free distribution of condoms in Nigeria.

Dr Idowu Araoyinbo, an official of the UN agency, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Monday in Calabar.

Araoyinbo noted that Nigeria still needs about 564 million condoms to meet its annual needs, adding that the current rate of free condoms distribution in Nigeria was at 20 per cent and that it was on a steady decline.

He said it is imperative to deliver an efficient, all-inclusive and comprehensive condom programme if Nigeria is to achieve the family planning post-2020 commitments to increase the use of modern contraceptives and reduce the burden of the HIV.

To this effect, Araoyinbo said that UNFPA was interested in setting up a state-level comprehensive condom programme, where key stakeholders in Cross River would be invited to be part of the initiative.

“The percentage of free condoms that is available in most states in Nigeria is reducing. It is less than 20 per cent.

“Based on this, we are about to start a pilot programme from Cross River where we will look at how we can engage with the government to be the centre of distribution of the condoms.

“We will also invite some key non-governmental organisations (NGOs) across the entire population spectrum that work with young people, female sex workers and others.

“Invariably, we are going to have more accountability and effective monitoring, because the government already has a system through which the commodities can be sent to the end-users.

“We are trying to leverage on this to ensure that in the next six months, we have a consistent and sustained distribution of condoms.

“You know condoms have dual functions, that is, prevention of unintended pregnancies and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.

“If the result comes out and it is favourable, we are hoping to expand this to other states.

“We have some young people who work as ward coordinators; they will be the whistleblowers, who will help us to ensure remote monitoring.

“We create awareness, for instance, through town hall meetings.

“People are aware that condoms are coming into their community and it will be assessed at particular points; if there are challenges with people accessing the condom, the people will raise the alarm.

“These young people will serve as the feedback mechanism that will enable us to articulate any stop-gap issue,” he said.

NAN

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Ecstatic & Proud Nigerian Lady Narrates Story Of How She Disvirgined Her Gay Husband

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An ecstatic Nigerian lady has narrated how she “disvirged” her husband who is gay.

The lady who wrote to popular online love doctor, Joro Olumofin and begged to be kept anonymous disclosed that her husband sometime in 2019 confided in her that he was gay but has not being “anally disvirgined”.

According to her, she empathized with him for having the courage to open up to her.

Revealing further details, the lady said she purchased a dildo and made love to her husband through his an*s until he came.

She stated that she is happy she did it, adding that if she had not done it, someone might and in the process invade the sanctity of their home.

The lady advised married women to support their husbands’ needs in marriage.

Read her message below;

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My First Child Is Not For My Husband, I’m Scared I’ll Lose My Marriage If I Tell Him — Lady

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A distraught Nigerian lady has disclosed that her first child belongs to another man other than her husband.

In her quest to get the pains off her chest and to get people’s opinions, the lady who wrote anonymously confessed that she had an affair in the early stages of her marriage which resulted into pregnancy.

The lady said she confirmed the child whose gender she did not reveal albeit on purpose belonged to the man she had an affair with after reports from a test she ran was made available to her.

According to her, she’s very scared and have the feel her husband might soon find out. So, she’s asking if she should tell her husband. She is afraid and doesn’t know if he will forgive her. She stated that she loves her husband and also wants to keep her marriage.

Read her story below;

“I am not here to be judged. i need a help please. I am uneasy. my first child is not for my husband. I had an affair early stages of my marriage. I regret it so much. I did the test some years ago and reports shown this child is not for my husband.

“I love this child with all my heart non the less. I and the father of my first child are still close, we don’t have sex or anything. He is married. I take this my child to see his/her biological father often. My child knows him for now as uncle.

“My issue is this. I love my husband and he has been the best man to me. I get scared my husband may find out if our child falls very sick one day. I hate my husband taking this my child to the hospital for any reason. i get scared. even if it’s for cough.

“Should i tell him directly? will he forgive? Because the biological father of the child wants to be a part of the child life at some point.

“I want to keep my marriage and i love my children to grow up under one roof.

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Most Female Celebrities Divorce Because They’re Not Submissive — Marriage Counselor

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Renowned Ghanaian counselor, Dr. Charlotte Oduro has stated that most female celebrities are divorced because they refused to be submissive to their husbands.

In her view, every wife need to be submissive no matter the circumstances, but these celebrities can’t do the same that is why they walk in and out of marriages.

In a submission, she stated that;

“Some of the stars here, they go to the gym, they are beautiful, do they have husbands? They marry today, they walking out because they don’t have patience, they can’t wait. He cheated on me, when I saw the calls, I saw the messages he’s sleeping with somebody.”

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