Traditional leader lauds govt, donors for free child spacing commodities
Mr Adamu Haruna, the Community Head of Rundabin in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, has commended the Federal and State Governments as well as development partners for offering free child spacing services and commodities to people in the state.
Haruna told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Bauchi that the free services has reduced financial burden on access to the services.
He said that despite the polygamous system of family practice in the area, spouses have resolved to key in to ensure healthy life style.
He noted that with the services, spouses have found ease in planning families and avoiding unplanned pregnancies.
“We have many children already, but to ensure that mothers and children remain healthy, most households have started accessing the free services including a nearby family that is about three kilometres from our community,” he said.
Haruna also said that the community has put measures in place to ensure that children complete their routine immunisation.
“At community level, we meet with head of households to emphasise that routine immunisation should be completed,’’ the community leader said.