Leadership of religious organisations in Gombe State have expressed their willingness to intensify campaign on the need for residents to embrace child spacing as a way of life.
Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jamatul Nasral Islam (JNI) stated this in Gombe on Thursday during the state quarterly review meeting on child spacing.
Rev. Bulus Bulama, Secretary CAN Gombe state chapter said child spacing had a strong place in the Bible and the Christian communities in the state were in support of the programme.
He said churches in the state had started coming out with documents telling people the need to embrace it.
“We the CAN officials, we are encouraging pastors and church leaders to preach this part of the gospel in their various churches.
“With the understanding, we have at Christian community, we will have a good number of people that will embrace it,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of Jamaatul Nasr Islam (JNI), Hajiya Yelwa Abdullahi, member Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) said they were in support of child spacing.
She said FOMWAN in Gombe was complementing government’s efforts towards reduction of Maternal Morbidity.
She said with the help of Non-Governmental Organisations in the state, the association had volunteered to create awareness on issues that had to do with maternal health.
“We also intend to have a dialogue at the community level and radio programmes on Child spacing,” she said