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Family Planning, Social Mobilizers appraised compliance, call for more enlightenment

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Social Mobilizers on Family Planing has appraised the level of compliance among the populace, calling for more enlightenment in order to achieve hundred percent results in the adoption of modern system of family Planning.

Speaking to Journalists at the sideline of the appraisal meeting for social Mobilizers from Ijebu-Ode and Ijebu North Local government areas of Ogun State, held at Ijebu-Ode local government hall, a Frontline Social Worker, Mr Salam Tolulope said the meeting which was held to appraise the level of acceptance of family planning among the populace also discussed ways to surmount different challenges found at the field while performing their roles.

"We have been in this program for more than two years now. Actually the program is about calling us together to appreciate every Social Mobilizers and know the challenges we are facing on the field.

"The anchor wanted to appreciate us. We have been in this program for over two years now, been on the field and makImg sure our people are satisfied about the family planning, and directing them to where they can access the method without little or no hitch.

"We discussed the modalities we are using to convince people on the family advantages, we gave them cards and ensure that they were treated free with the kits of family planning.

"The response was very good, people like it, and we have seen serious improvement from what it used to be when we first started".

Speaking on the challenges, Mr Tolulope said, "sometimes we were faced with little or no kits and most of the time it is  transportation. 

"Some religion does not believe in family planning so most of the time we talked to their husbands, and their acceptance level was always very encouraging.

Speaking on the advantages of family Planning, Mr Salam Tolulope, a Social Mobilizer from Ijebu-Ode said it prevent unwanted pregnancy, premature deaths and also help in raising healthy children.

He then charged men and women including young ones to see family Planning as a ticket to healthy living among married and unmarried individuals