Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko Deputy Leader Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA gives out 500 sanitary pads to the female students of Lajo community Junior Grammar school and Zumratul Islamiyyah Junior Grammar school, in Igbogbo.
150 pads were distributed at Lajo community junior grammar school, while 350 pads were distributed at Zumratul Islamiyyah Junior grammar school, to make it 500 in total.
Lajo community junior Grammar school is within the jurisdiction of Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko ward, while Zumratul Islamiyyah is her Alma mater.
Dr. Oladebo Dapo- Ojo the Head of Department for Health Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA she gave health tips on how the girls can know and take absolute care of their body during and after their monthly cycle.
According to Hon. Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko the Honourable representing ward C1 also the Deputy Leader of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA legislative arm.
“Menstruation is an important phase in every girl’s life which signals growth and biophysical maturity. Every normal girl or woman experiences this change as a natural, involuntary process.”
“Lots of girls are constrained or even deprived of the right to manage their menstrual cycle adequately, some don’t even know what’s next to do, social biases and economic inadequacies like poverty, while others who may not face any social rebuffs may lack the financial capacity to manage menstruation hygienically and safely. Therefore, paying attention to proper menstrual hygiene simply becomes an opportunity cost and the alternative foregone.”
She added”It is my way of showing concern and care towards our girls to give them the mental alertness needed in terms of their body growth and to as well catch them young.”