Breeze Reporters

How FG Plans To Limit Number Of Children Per Mother

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it will soon come up with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
Ahmed, who said the government was working hard on this move, noted that the country’s population had been identified as one of the greatest challenges confronting the successful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

“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,” she said.

“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.

“The ERGP is not a new plan, it’s a plan that reviewed what needs assessment, what was in the vision 2020, what is in existing sector plans so because we have taken those plans and used them, the next administration will continue them, which government will not want to continue to improve the infrastructure? What we have in the ERGP are things that any government must do.”

According to projections by the United Nations, Nigeria’s population will exceed 300 million by 2050.


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