Worried by the increasing number of teenage pregnancies in Ekiti State, wife of the state governor,Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, has charged parents and guardians to monitor their wards.
She also charged pregnant women to always register in hospitals for their ante-natal care, saying that they should stop relying solely on the traditional birth attendants and mission homes
Mrs Fayose, who was speaking at Efon Alaaye yesterday, in continuation of her tour to the 16 local government areas of the state, said the trend must stop in the state
She said: “Parents and guardians must monitor their girl child over the rate young girls are becoming pregnant on a daily basis. This trend must stop in our locality.
“The young girls must be discouraged from running after men. It is not good for their future.
‘’In the process of engaging in unguarded sexual acts, you may be infected with dangerous diseases.
The first lady of the state had, since the commencement of the tour, distributed Mama kits and specialized milk to pregnant women in the state.
She has equally distributed school bags, uniforms and sandals to some indigent students in the state.