The Nigerian government now sees the need for population control and it has released $1 million for the delivery of contraceptives for the enhancement of quality family planning among Nigerians.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, announced the plan on Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, procurement for the implementation of the plan had been secured.

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He said following a presidential approval of the joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May & Baker for the production of local vaccines, a board had been constituted on January 19 to oversee the venture.

Consequently, he said Nigeria would begin to produce its vaccines within the next two years.

Adewole also announced that very soon, youth corpers will benefit from the health insurance scheme.

He told reporters that the government was fine-tuning arrangements for the enrolment of 320,000 members of the National Youths Service Corps for the National Health Insurance Scheme yearly.


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