FG moves to limit number Of Children per family to control population explosion
The Nigerian Federal Government has revealed that it is planning to limit the number of children a Nigerian family is allowed to have in order to curb population growth.
The Federal Government on Tuesday declared that it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a woman could have in the country.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed made this known during a question and answer session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
The government also revealed that it was working in tandem with traditional rulers as well as other local leaders across the country to achieve this aim which it describes as addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government.
The minister said Nigeria’s population had been identified as one of the major challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.
“We have been engaging traditional rulers and other leaders. Specifically, we have found out that to be able to address one of the great challenges that we identified in the ERGP, which is the growth in our population, we need to engage these institutions.
And we hope that with their support, we will get to a point where we can come out with the policy that limits the number of children that a mother can have because that is important for sustaining our growth.” She said
Ahmed said further that the economic growth plan will be sustainable by successive governments arguing that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.