2022 budget: NPC raises alarm over omission to fund family planning

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By Chris Ochayi 

ABUJA: The management of the National Population Commission, NPC, has expressed concerns over the omission of specific funding for family planning in the proposed 2022 budget, fearing that the zero allocation would trigger population explosion in Nigeria.

Chairman of NPC, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, who noted this while speaking at 2nd anniversary of the Nairobi Summit with theme, “No Exceptions, No Exclusions: Realizing sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice for all”  in Abuja, said the omission might derail progress made towards attaining demographic transition.

According to him, “I wish to use this platform to further draw attention of all stakeholders to the seaming omission of specific funding for family planning in the proposed 2022 budget and the threat of population explosion in Nigeria.”

“This calls for a huge…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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