The Society of Family Health has revealed that Nigerians consume over 400 million condoms annually.
SFH Managing Director, Bright Ekweremadu, who gave this figure in Lagos on Tuesday, said, “the 400 million condom consumption could fall below expectation based on the society’s estimation of unprotected sex in the country.”
Ekweremadu added, “We have been in the business of condom production for over 30 years. We have done a lot of things in educating people to embrace abstinence with our zip-up campaign.
“There are obviously sexually active Nigerians who may not totally abstain from sex and this led to our alternative, particularly at this time when HIV/AIDs is prevalent in the country.
“What we are doing now is expanding choices for the sexually active Nigerians who are using condoms. If you know you cannot abstain, the best thing is to use condom; it’s safe for you and your partner.”