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United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by OriginalOmoOgun(f): 8:59pm On Apr 19
The United Nations’ Children Fund (UNICEF) has given the thumbs up to the Ogun State Government, for its efforts towards ensuring child survival in the State, particularly in the area of dissemination of key messages on essential family practices.

Penpushing reports that, the organisation’s Field Office, in Akure, Nigeria, Dr. Tushar Rane, gave this commendation, during a meeting with Commissioner for Information, Permanent Secretaries of Ministries of Information, and media stakeholders from Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun and Ondo States on ‘Facts for Life’ (FFL) programme, saying the meeting is an effort to take stock of strides made so far and chart a new course for sustainability.

The Fund office said the collaboration between Ogun State Ministry of Information and the organisation is yielding positive impact on the lives of residents, noting that more people are gaining access to key messages that promote issues like handwashing, exclusive breastfeeding, proper personal hygiene and sanitation.

Penpushing further reports that, he expressed delight that numerous radio stations have bought into the free broadcast of the United Nations Children Fund(UNICEF) ‘Facts for Life’ radio programme, adding that it was created to disseminate vital information meant to increase every child’s chances of survival.



“Although UNICEF has provided the necessary technical support to facilitate the production of FFL radio programmes, the Ministries of Information in the States under our zone and FM radio stations have taken up this initiative and ensured that the episodes of the programmes are being aired free of charge’.

‘I want to say here that many global experts have described this initiative as excellent for Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC). I appreciate all our partners for this success story”, he said.

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Chief, who emphasised that the fight against infant and maternal mortality in Nigeria could only be won through collaborative efforts, said the organisation would continue to build on the good relationship with the Ministries of Information under the Akure Field Office.

Penpushing also reports that, Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile in his response advised United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to expand its scope to accommodate mental health for women at the grassroot, adding that the overall health of mothers is crucial to the survival and growth of families.

“Let me also align with the need for capacity building of stakeholders in the media. UNICEF can think of a way to contribute to the training of staff of their media partners, in order to ensure the right messages are disseminated. This will engender a better disposition of media practitioners to your programmes”, he said.

The Commissioner lamented that the traditional media may no longer be effective for reaching out to teenagers, particularly female ones, who have shown a preference for online and social media, adding that they would turn out to be mothers in the future.


https://penpushing.com.ng/united-nations-children-fund-commends-ogun-state-government-efforts-towards-child-survival/

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Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Baawaa(m): 9:14pm On Apr 19
“Although UNICEF has provided the necessary technical support to facilitate the production of FFL radio programmes, the Ministries of Information in the States under our zone and FM radio stations have taken up this initiative and ensured that the episodes of the programmes are being aired free of charge’.
Our governor is useless thanks to UNICEF
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Ask4bigneyo(m): 9:42pm On Apr 19
Hyped
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Bornsinner7: 6:48am On May 05
Surviving Nigeria
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:48am On May 05
This is very commendable.
More need to be done for our children growing up in this century.
Traditional media may no longer be effective for reaching out to our teenagers, particularly female ones, who have shown a preference for online and social media.

May God continue to protect, guide and guard them for us.

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Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Abboki: 6:49am On May 05
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Odobaone: 6:50am On May 05
I dont trust this UNICEF thing again.
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Perkinkis: 6:57am On May 05
Cool they tried, but most of these governors are useless.
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by blinking001(m): 6:57am On May 05
Gbamsolutely. The Governor seem to be doing the needful, he has won my heart. Gradually Ogun State is now competing with Lagos.
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Authoreety: 7:01am On May 05
Yea.. Nice one..

Anything for the children..
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by Ppogbae: 7:10am On May 05
No surprise. Yorubas are the light of the nation

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Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by CryptoTeacher(m): 7:13am On May 05
Good news
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by tegamo: 7:24am On May 05
wow

Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by tegamo: 7:25am On May 05
kisswow
Odobaone:
I dont trust this UNICEF thing again.

Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by jetski: 7:25am On May 05
hmmm

Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by stalwart123(m): 7:34am On May 05
grin
Re: United Nations Children Fund Commend Ogun State's Efforts Towards Child Survival by newguy1(m): 7:46am On May 05
UN hear the truth dey are doing nothing. U see na only pictures n figure u b hearing just do a survey with random children in that state n u will see ur truth

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