Cross River Has Highest Teenage Pregnancy Rates In South-South Nigeria – National Population Commission

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Speakers at the event marking the world population day in Calabar
Speakers at the event marking the world population day in Calabar

The National Population Commission has identified Cross River State as the state with the highest number of teenage pregnancies in the South South geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

The state director of the commission Bassey Eteng disclosed this recently in Calabar, the Cross River State capital at an event held in commemoration of the 2016 World Population Day where he maintained that “Reports indicates that 32% of girls in rural areas have begun childbearing and the South-South has the highest number of teenage pregnancy in the country with Cross River taking the lead with 18.4% as compared to Akwa Ibom with 12% and Rivers at 11.8%”.

The Executive Director of The Mediatrix Development Foundation, Tessy Agba said it was worrisome to see girls of school age become mothers, given out for marriage, as well as engage in abortion and called for well spirited individuals and corporate organizations to join hands with governments at all levels to save the situation.

On fighting the trend of teenage pregnancy, the Director, Girls Power Initiative, Comfort Ikpi said that “Our teenagers must have access to accurate information, protect their rights, and provide health and educational services for them all”.

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