According to a statement from NURHI, the airing of the of the 26 episodes of the weekly radio programmes known as Se’rigbo in Lagos state, Ireti Eda in Oyo state, and Komai Nisan Jifa in Kaduna state would hit the air waves again from July 15, featuring the usual captivating dramas, intermixed with real-life testimonials from community leaders, health service providers, and 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 recharge card.
“The radio programmes are part of the Get it Together Campaign of Nigeria Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI 2) which encourages all Nigerians to KNOW the facts about family planning, TALK to their partner, and GO for family planning services,” the statement said.
Dr. Mojisola Odeku, NURHI 2 Director said: “Listeners are hooked on the programmes’ serial dramas and real stories. Fans calling -in to the program to have their questions answered by family planning experts is one of the more popular features.”
Radio Show premiere dates, radio stations, and broadcast times are as follows:
-Bond 92.9 FM: Mondays 4-5pm
-Radio Lagos 107.5FM: Mondays 4-5pm
Both start on July 17
-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)
According to Dr. Odeku, Radio listeners can join in the conversation and see what other fans are saying on Get It Together’s official Facebook page: @getittogetherng
NURHI further stated that the “Get It Together” radio programs were designed to 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 statement further said that 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).