A Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer of Bridge Connect Africa Initiative, Makiya Suleiman, says considering the population density of young people in Nigeria, there’s need to redouble effort for rendering special healthcare services to youth.
On Sunday evening, Makiyya made the call during an interview on youth family planning policy scorecard, which was supported by Population Reference Bureau in Kano.
The co-ordinator for the symposium Mureen Aggie Alor says, they have organized the event in order to interact with stakeholders, policy makers and youth to discuss the progress, effort on family planing policy in our country and family planing finance in the state.
Co-ordinator of Africa Health Budget Network, Dr Aminu Magashi who was represented by Salisu Muhammad Musa says, one percent of each budget allocation on health should be on family planing.
He recalled how Kano state government had in 2017 to 2021 released fund for family planning at a sum of one hundred and sixteen million, eight hundred and fifteen thousand sixteen Naira.
However, in 2021 there was no budget for family planing in Kano state many partners in the state has contributes immensly in providing family planning service such as TCI, saving one million lives and other.
Moreover, the challenge intiative coordinator Mal Abdullahi Musa Sufi said, when it comes to family planning policy all hands need to be in collaboration regard to how the population of the country is increasing.
Furthermore, Executive Director of Youth Soceity for the Prevention of Infectious Dieses and Social Vices, YOSPIS Zainab Naseer, says the level of participants in the symposium is all about youth.
She says, this shall be an eye opener to all advocates and englighting the public on family planning issues particularly the youth.