With a view to ensuring that advocacy that will ensure continuous flow of finding to tackle the issue, a 25-man Child Spacing Media Forum has been inaugurated in Kaduna with Jaquelyn Adebija of Invicta FM emerging its pioneer chairperson.
Emerging vice chairman of the forum is Mohammed Ibrahim of New Nigerian Newspapers, while Sola Ojo of Sun Newspapers emerged the Secretary of the forum.
In her inaugural speech, Adebija appealed to members of the forum to cooperate with the executives in ensuring the success of their mandate.
She thanked the members for voting overwhelmingly for her, while assuring of her dedication in ensuring that they succeed in their advocacy.
Earlier in the welcome remarks, the Coordinator of the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), Sekyen Dadik explained charged the forum to be committed in advocacy of child birth spacing.
Dadik, who spoke on behalf of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (NURHI), said that those selected had proved themselves in the area of child birth spacing reporting.
In his remarks, Iliya Kure of the Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS) said that the objectives of the forum is to create advocacy towards sustaining child birth spacing advocacy after NURHI’s project ends.
He said that the NURHI works around three models which are advocacy, demand generation and service delivery, with the media forum having a bigger role to play in advocacy.