FG announce plan to limit number of children per mother


The Federal Government said a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria is on the way.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed made this known on Tuesday at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.

Ahmed asserted that the biggest challenges facing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government, ERGP, was the country’s population, adding that a policy to control it is in the offing.

According to her: “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.”


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