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Teenage Pregnancy Is The #1 Killer Of Young Girls In Nigeria – NPC Boss

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Teenage Pregnancy Is The #1 Killer Of Young Girls In Nigeria – NPC Boss

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July 12th, 2013 – “Teenage Pregnancy Is The Biggest Killer Of Young Girls In Nigeria” – NPC Boss

Katsina state ranks highest in states with teenage pregnancy and motherhood, recorded 65 per cent, the Chairman, National population Commission, Eze Festus Odimegwu, has said.

The NPC boss who disclosed this on Thursday while briefing newsmen as part of the activities to mark this year’s World Population Day said Edo State recorded the lowest percentage with 2.9.

He said Teenage pregnancy is the biggest killer of young girls, caused 50,000 death every year.

The Chairman who was represented by National Commissioner, Alh.Yusif Moh’d Anka said the Teenage pregnancy not only imposes severe health and psychological strains on the baby and its mother but also have long time negative  impacts on sustainable development efforts.

He called for a law that should ban early and forced marriages and advocates severe penalties for sex offenses. “Penalties for sex offenses should be more severe, not just two imprisonment, it should severe and strictly enforced for effectiveness” he charged.

The Chairman said the commemoration of the 2013 World population Day, which seeks to draw the attention to the negative impacts of teenage pregnancy, is consistent with the determination of the present commission to effectively manage the nation’s population as a veritable tool for sustainable development.

He said to give practical expression to this commitment, the commission has prepared a strategic architecture with a sequence of activities spanning 2013 to 2017 in order to deliver its mandate.

[Source: Blue Print Nigeria]

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  1. Book of Life

    July 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    And if u searche all this stupidity u will see that they are muslims, mtchwwww

  2. Akuwax in Barotseland / Zambia

    July 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Execesive senstizastion from stakeholders advocating for this critical challenge including us the general public is needed on a daily basis, otherwise this infrerior trend will continue to dominate and desititute a larger of children around the world especially here in Africa.


    July 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Iz dat hw u talk 2 ur parent at home, u’re so stupid 2 call muslim on dis issure, iz it nt u pastors dat is sleeping wit ur choir in d church, maybe dat’z hw ur father dey inpregnated ur sisters in ur family…..IDIOT


    July 13, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    I dnt fink u’re serving God@book of life, u sound as if u’re not human being

  5. Abba Lento

    July 13, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    could that be it solution rather than introducing more sex educationist into the sector cos most these teenagers don’t know their flow period

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