Why teenage pregnancy rampant – Karu residents


Why teenage pregnancy rampant – Karu residents

By Priscilla Osaje

Some residents of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have blamed the rampancy of teenage pregnancy in the area on parental negligence, poverty, and moral decadence.

The residents made this known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Mararaba.

According to Mr Ben Idiege, a civil servant, poverty contributes significantly to teenagers’ propensity to get pregnant because their families are unable to provide them their basic needs.

He said that the act of allowing teenagers to engage in immoral acts because of money and fashion was not in the interest of the society and the future of the teenagers.

“It is crazy for parents to think that once a girl-child is grown up they no longer have to continue to cater for them and provide their needs.

“Parents should stop engaging their teenagers in immoral activities for the sake of bringing money home for the family to…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria