The Catholic Bishops Conference, Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province, has condemned what they said was a subtle plan by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, in collaboration with some foreign organisations to increase the culture of contraception among Nigerian women.
The bishops, in a communique issued at the end of their meeting, on Wednesday, described this move as an “anti-life policy.”
The bishops also warned the political parties participating in Edo and Ondo governorship polls to desist from violence and align with the guidelines stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to avert anarchy in the system.
They praised President Muhammadu Buhari for exposing corrupt Nigerians in his anti-graft war and advised that the president must institutionalise the fight for it to outlast his administration and become deeply entrenched in the system.
A communique issued at the end of a three-day second plenary meeting of the province, held in Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday, “condemned the recent move by the Minister of Health, Professor Adewole, in collaboration with the foreign agencies, to commit the Federal Government to increasing the culture of contraception and subsequently, abortion among our people.”