FG Plans To Reduce Number Of Children Per Woman

Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed has said the federal government will come up with a policy to control the number of children a mother can give birth to.

Ahmed said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit, describing the high birth rate as one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.

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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.”