By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
Anambra State indigenes have been urged to deploy the use of family planning to manage the number of children they bear, in line with their income.
The state Director of the National Population Commission (NPC), Mr Joachin Ulasi, who read the address of the chairman of the commission, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, in a press conference in Awka, said family planning are personal decisions, which are not just about saving life but empowering people and developing nations.
The director stated that this year’s World Population Day with the theme: ‘Family Planning, Birth Spacing: Empowering People, Developing Nations’ is targeted at using family planning to ensure quality population in the country.
Speaking with some of the indigenes to mark this year’s World Population Day, they told THISDAY the importance of family planning, citing the harsh economic situation of the country.
Chief Godwin Ezeemo, an industrialist, who spoke with THISDAY said: “As we commemorate World Population Day today, I enjoin Anambra people to live more consciously. They should ensure that they make babies within their economic capacity so that they do not become burdens to them and the society at large.”