According to research carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with UNICEF, it was discovered that Imo state indigenes use the most condoms than any other state in Nigeria.
Maureen Zubie-Okolo, a monitoring, and evaluation specialist with United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that Imo state tops the chart in use of condoms in South-western states.
She disclosed this when she unveiled the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey to newsmen in Enugu, last Friday.
According to her, among the South East states, Imo has the highest figure which is 75.9%.
She said Imo is closely followed by Anambra who has 66.0% and 57.6% for Enugu while Abia and Ebonyi states are the states with the least amount of condom usage, with Abia having 53.5% and Ebonyi having 27.5%.
The official further explained that Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey was carried out in 2016/2017 by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with UNICEF and it is used to assist the government in policy formulation.
Recall that, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has told youths of the state that it is better to be thieves than to smoke weed.
He made this statement while briefing the people of his state on his development plans for the community.
While emphasizing the dangers of smoking weed, Okorocha reminded them that smoking weed is still illegal and the law will go after anyone who is involved in the business.
Speaking in Igbo, Okorocha said: “A law has been declared in the state that everything that has to do with smoking weed has to stop. Weed has killed my children in Imo State. Anyone who is selling weed; whether you are smoking it or you are selling it, if we find your house, we will demolish it.
“Where I stand now, I prefer that a person… it’s better that a person is a thief than to smoke weed.
“If you’re caught stealing, you’ll be sent to prison. If you go to steal while armed, you’ll be killed. But if you smoke weed, not only will you be sent to prison, your house will also be demolished. So which one is better for you?