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COVID-19: Family planning suffered complete neglect due to lockdown – NPC

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The Nationwide Inhabitants Fee, NPC, says household planning suffered full neglect because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Nationwide Chairman of the fee, Dr Nasir Isa Kwarr, represented by Jigawa State federal commissioner of the fee Garba AG Zakar said this in Dutse to mark this 12 months’s world inhabitants day.

He stated the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has vastly affected ladies and ladies, which resulted to unplanned pregnancies, resulting in large improve within the nation’s inhabitants.

The chairman stated ladies and ladies largely encountered financial hardship and social challenges, together with lack of entry to fundamental well being care in the course of the lockdown.

He defined that within the effort to handle issues introduced by the pandemic, problems with reproductive well being, particularly household planning suffered full neglect thereby reversing the positive factors made on inhabitants administration.

He stated the development if unchecked may need long run unfavorable impression on the trouble to average Nigeria’s inhabitants development for higher life to all residents.

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