In response to the burgeoning population of the citizenry, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced it is working on a policy that would limit the number of children per mother.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed while addressing a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
Zainab noted that the country’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government (ERGP).
She said, “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”.