It is certain that at least 365,595 babies will be born in Jigawa State this year 2023
The Jigawa government has stated that in this year 2023 at least 365,595 babies will be born in the state.
The state health commissioner, Abdullahi Kainuwa, announced this at a meeting to promote the use of birth spacing strategies held in stone on Thursday last week. In his speech at the Kainiwa meeting, he said that women are getting techniques for giving birth at the state hospitals.
He said that out of the 365,595 babies expected to be born in the state, 273,000 babies will be born by July 2023. At least 365,595 babies will be born in Jigawa State this year 2023 At least 365,595 babies will be born in Jigawa State this year 2023 Photo/Facebook “Another 1,000 babies are expected to be born by the end of the year.
Kainuwa said that there are 1,608,616 women in the state who are giving birth and the government has a goal to ensure that by the year 2027, 30% of women in the state will receive birth spacing strategies. According to the figures that the government obtained from the number of women who go to the hospital for pregnancy and childbirth, it shows that many women do not go to the hospital. In the state, there was an increase of 18.2% in 2023 from 6.8% in 2015.
Based on the monitoring of the state budget data, PREMIUM TIMES said that the government has not allocated enough funds for the provision of birth spacing from the years 2020 to 2023. In the annual state budget, the government has allocated 10 million naira to the sector in 2020 but the sector has not received any money until the end of the year. In the year 2021, the government has allocated 20 million naira to the sector, of which only N7,628,000 million has been received by the sector at the appointed time. In 2022, the government allocated 30 million naira but the sector could get 23 million naira this year.
In the year 2023, the government allocated 35 million naira but so far none of it has entered the fund for the provision of maternity leave.
In his statement, Kainuwa said that he became the state health commissioner a month ago but he assured that he will try to ensure that the sector receives a significant share from the state budget in the future.