his was disclosed by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is set to spend the sum of $75 million to boost reproductive health services in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Osotimehin said further that the amount covers the value of the seventh UNFPA Country Programme between 2014 and 2017 in Nigeria.
“We have always been working with the Nigerian formations, either regions or states; we also work with Civil Society Organisations. What we do in essence is to work with government to ensure that women and girls’ lives are cherished so that they go to school and stay in school,” he said.
“So that women, when they are ready can have their children safely and also space their birth, to ensure they don’t die giving birth. And they can have the number of children they can afford to have without any issue or coercion; these are the things we do,” he added.
Osotimehin said further that the figure budgeted would be sourced from the core funding of $29.2 million, while the non-core source would contribute $45.8 million.