A former Bayelsa East senator Ben Murray-Bruce has urged the incoming Minister of Health in President Bola Tinubu’s cabinet to ensure the distribution of condoms to low-income areas across Nigeria.
Mr Ben-bruice stated in a Monday post on his X account, formally known as Twitter, that the initiative should be focused as a result of the economic issues that many middle-class Nigerians experience.
He also stated that ensuring accessibility to contraceptives is a crucial step in mitigating a potential population explosion, especially in a nation like Nigeria currently experiencing high population growth.
This, he further explained, that prevention of overblowing population growth can avert a looming socio-economic catastrophe in the future.
“In light of the deepening economic challenges that Nigeria faces, which have gravely impacted the middle class and exacerbated poverty levels, it is imperative for the incoming Minister of Health or the federal government to launch a free condom distribution initiative immediately.
“Ensuring accessibility to contraceptives is a crucial step in mitigating a potential population explosion, particularly when the financially constrained majority may prioritise basic necessities over family planning methods. An ounce of prevention now can avert a looming socio-economic catastrophe in the future.
@realTobiAkinbo on X said, “People that hoarded indommie noodles from poor families to share condom that’s 2k per pack for free? Dey play, just dey play
@YouthspireNg said “Tinubu and APC that see people as votes, you want them to control population.
What kind of day dreaming be that na?
@alefreeway said, “What of female pad, okay mr ben you have been in government for years and in the media for years why you no advocate about am since ,so is now that you are out of office that you remember ?We know all dis games ,when ever politicians turn opposition part ,the poor is their frnd