Child Birth Spacing inaugurates media forum

Asma'u Halilu

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The Development Communication Network, DEVCOMS in collaboration with Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives, NURHI inaugurates a 25 man media forum for the continuous advocacy on family planning issues.

The forum was inaugurated to ensure reportage on barriers to child spacing commodities as well as track the budget allocated to health across Kaduna State.

The media practitioners are also expected to create agenda on Family planning issues so that it would be discussed freely amongst people.

In her inaugural speech, Jaquelin Adebija, a reporter with Invicta FM who emerged as pioneer Chairperson appealed to members of the forum to cooperate with the executives in ensuring the success of the mandate.

She thanked members for voting overwhelmingly for her, while assuring of her dedication in ensuring that they succeed in their advocacy.

Earlier in her welcome remarks, the Coordinator of the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), Sekyen Dadik charged the forum to be committed in advocating for child birth spacing.

Dadik, who spoke on behalf of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (NURHI), said that, “those selected had proven themselves effective and frequent in the area of child birth spacing reporting.

While speaking, Iliya Kure of the Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS) said, “the objectives of the forum was to create advocacy and sensitization campaign particularly at the rural areas towards sustaining child birth spacing project”.

Others elected as executives of the forum are; Mohammed Ibrahim of New Nigerian Newspapers as Vice Chairman and Sola Ojo of the Sun Newspapers as Secretary while Asma’u Halilu of Voice of Nigeria is one of the members.