A Non Governmental Organisation, Population Media Centre Nigeria (PMC), has floated a radio drama titled ‘Jolokoto’ designed to address environmental and health issues in the South West geopolitical zone.
The PMC’s Country Representative, Mr Ephraim Okon, while speaking in Ibadan recently stressed the need to sensitise the people on these issues.
Okon revealed that ‘Jolokoto’ which translates to ‘Mirror of Life’ in English, will be broadcast starting from Aug. 8.
“This storyline spans 120 episodes, broadcasting for about 15 months while the audiences explore love, violence, hope and fear.
“The dramatic show, broadcasting in the two states on multiple public and privately owned radio stations will draw people into different stories of families, friends and enemies struggling to succeed among the challenges of everyday life.
“These stories will not only entertain audiences with every episode, they are also designed to inform and educate,” Okon said.
He said the drama series will cut across 16 radio stations in Oyo and Ogun States.
“The people would be remodeled to understand how they can have the number of children they wanted.
“This seeks to increase voluntary and modern contraceptive use among youths, reduce unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls of age 15-19 and increase family planning/long acting reversible contraception (LARC) use,” he stated.
The forthcoming drama series is sponsored by the Grantham Foundation.