The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government will continue to support the legacy of Babatunde Osotimehin, who was a strong advocate for public health and the rights of women and girls.
Professor Osinbajo stated this when he met with a delegation from the Family Planning (FP) 2020 Reference Group who paid him a visit on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He also said through its initiatives, the Buhari administration would continue to create more awareness on proper family planning in the country.
The delegation, led by the newly appointed Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem, and the President of the Global Development Programme of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Chris Elias, had other officials from the UNFPA, USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Kanem succeeded late Professor Babatunde Osotimehin as head of the UNFPA.
The FP 2020 Reference Group targets that 120 million more women and girls in about 69 countries, including Nigeria, will have access to voluntary family planning information, services and contraceptives by the year 2020.