Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Family Planning: ‘Get It Together’ Radio Show Air in Kaduna, Lagos, Oyo

Rebecca Ejifoma


Determined to reduce maternal deaths and enlighten families on how to live healthy and stress-free lives through various family planning methods, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2) is set to bring ‘Get It Together' Radio programmes Se’rigbo in Lagos, Ireti Eda in Oyo, and Komai Nisan Jifa in Kaduna to re-air 26 episodes of its weekly radio talk from July 15 this year.

The episodes of NURHI 2’s popular programmes — Se’rigbo in Lagos, Ireti Eda in Oyo, and Komai Nisan Jifa in Kaduna — continues the captivating dramas they are known for, intermixed with real-life testimonials from community leaders, health service providers, and program listeners. The shows also give listeners the opportunity to call-in and speak directly with family planning experts, who will answer their questions live on-air.  Listeners can have a chance to win a weekly prize of a N1,000 airtime recharge card.

According to a resident of Ajeromi Community in Lagos, Mrs. Bunmi Olookoba, “I like the radio program Se’rigbo and think it should be continued.  I do not miss any episode as I have learnt a lot from the family planning expert that answers questions also, as some of the things she said are things I have experienced as a woman.”

Undoubtedly, the radio programmes are part of the Get it Together Campaign NURHI 2 which encourages all Nigerians to KNOW the facts about family planning, TALK to their partners, and GO for family planning services.

Director, NURHI 2, Dr. Mojisola Odeku, said that listeners were hooked on the programmes’ serial dramas and real stories. “Fans calling in to the programme to have their questions answered by FP experts is one of the more popular features.”

Radio Show premiere dates, radio stations, and broadcast times are as follows:
Lagos Se’rigbo :
-Bond 92.9 FM: Mondays 4-5pm
-Radio Lagos 107.5FM: Mondays 4-5pm
Both start on July 17

Oyo Ireti Eda :
-Splash 105.5FM: Fridays 3-4pm (Start date: July 14)
-Amuludun 99.1FM: Mondays 3-4pm (Start Date: July 17)

Kaduna Komai Nisan Jifa :
-Liberty 91.7Fm: Saturdays 10-11am (Start Date: July 15)
-KSMC AM 639kHz: Mondays 4-5pm (Start Date: July 17)

Radio listeners can join in the conversation and see what other fans are saying on Get It Together’s official Facebook page: @getittogetherng

About NURHI 2
The Get It Together radio programmes build on the success of the previous seasons and the campaign’s 2016 hit song “Get It Together,” featuring Paul ‘P Square’ Okoye and Tiwa Savage. NURHI 2 has also helped establish a network of trained health providers offering friendly and confidential family planning services. NURHI 2 locations can be recognized by the blue, yellow and orange puzzle piece logo with signs that say ‘FP services available here.’

The NURHI 2 is using communication to increase demand for family planning among men and women. It is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with the Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN).

For more information please visit www.nurhitoolkit.org, send an email to info@nurhi.org or call Toyeke on 0905-261-5272