THE Niger State Government has been commended for the prompt intervention on family planning issues in its healthcare delivery efforts across the rural communities in parts of the State.
The State Coordinator, Primary Health Care Development Agency(NSPHDA), Mrs. Dorcas Talatu Abu, gave the commendation during the media and other stakeholders meeting on child spacing organised by Pathfinder International on Tuesday in Minna, the State capital.
Mrs Abu explained that part of the State government’s assistance to the program was the recent approval of about N10million to facilitate some challenges faced by the family planning project for the last quarter of the year operations in the State.
While commending donor partners/ agencies for effective contributions and monitoring of the family planning program, she urged Non Governmental Organisations should ensure that the objectives of the scheme was fully achieved in the State.
Also, the Country Director of the Pathfinder International, Dr. Faruk Jega who was represented by Dr. Sakina Bello said, the objective of the workshop was aimed at getting participants to acquaint themselves with Pathfinder Advance Family Planning project, to orientate and commit journalists to publication of the projects to enhance the Nigerian government’s attainment of 27 per cent target.
Dr. Sakina stated further that the organisation was presently undertaking a pilot family Planing project across some twelve states in Nigeria to be fully implemented in 2020.