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Bogoro LG chair laments low childbirth, wants women to give birth to more children

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Bogoro Local Government Area chairman, Hon Markus Bitrus Lusa immunizes a kid

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

The Caretaker Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Hon. Markus Bitrus Lusa has raised concern over the decrease in child bearing amongst women of childbearing age in the area.

The Chairman expressed the feeling when he flagged off the immunization campaign for the month of April on Saturday.

Lusa stated that his administration is not happy with the fact that the Council is far behind in terms of birthrate and that the number of births has decreased drastically.

He then tasked Health workers in the area to wake up in their responsibilities by sensitizing rural women on the importance and benefits of child birth

The Chairman said that, “I have been authoritatively informed that there is low turn out of pregnant women who visit our maternities for antenatal services.”

The Council Chairman also assured the people that although his administration will not relent in safeguarding the lives of mothers and children, rural women have a greater role to play in achieving a healthy society

He stressed that, “I want to inform you that our Council is not happy to know that some pregnant women do not go for antenatal services while some have stopped giving birth without genuine reasons.”

According to him, “The population of our community depends to a certain number of child birth. If we deliberately stopped giving birth to children, with time, our population will decrease and this will negatively affect our community.”

Earlier in a welcome remarks, the Director, Primary Healthcare, Godwin Hakuri revealed the determination of the department towards combating poliomyelitis and other child killer diseases.

Hakuri warned members of the public against the outbreak of measles appealing to parents to immunize their children.

In their votes of thanks, the Village Head of Bogoro, Mr Nuhu Tafida and the Supervisory Councillor for Primary Healthcare, Hon. Mrs Tamar Idi charged women to prioritise immunization and antenatal services in the interest of their health.

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