BY OLUFISOYE ADENITAN
Network of Reproductive health Journalists in Nigeria, Ondo State chapter has advocated free sanitary pads and proper menstrual hygiene training for young girls .
The Ondo state co-ordinator of the body, Mrs Fatima Muraina gave this position while addressing girls at igoba community high school, Igoba , Akure north council, Ondo state.
The occasion was used to mark the 2021 menstrual hygiene day on the need for proper hygiene management during menstruation.
Mrs Muraina pointed out that the economic situation in the country had taken pads beyond the reach of many pleading for assistance especially for young girls.
The guest lecturer ,A former Director ,ondo state hospital management board Dr Fausat Aragbaye emphasised on cleanliness and guarding against unhealthy practices that could result in infections.
She said menstruation cramps depends on individual body composition and asked the girls to always dispose used pads properly.
In a goodwill message ,Chairman , Nawoj, Ondo State ,Mrs Doris olumoko harped on provision of water as essential in menstrual hygiene with an appeal to philantropists to support Nigerian girls with provision of free pads.
Earlier the school principal , Dr. Mrs Grace Ibrahim appreciated the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists in Nigeria for the sensitisation.
Some of the Students who attended the programme expressed gratitude saying the lecture was an eye opener.