The annual consumption of condom in Nigeria could well be over 400 million, according to the Society for Family Health.
The Managing Director of the organisation, Bright Ekweremadu, who revealed this in Lagos on Tuesday was also quoted as saying that based on the society’s assessment of unprotected sex, 400 million condoms may be considered as being below expectations.
Ekweremadu was speaking at the launch of a brand of condom.
He said, “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. So we have varieties of condoms with different features to make sex worth it, for those who will use the condom.
“We are not promoting sex. What we are promoting is responsible sex. If you know you cannot abstain, the best thing is to use condom. It’s safe for you and your partner.”