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Like China, Nigeria govt to limit number of children per mother

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 mother could have in Nigeria.

It stated that traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, adding that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, who disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, noted that the country’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.

Nigerian mother of 10

Ahmed 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.”

When asked about the sustainability of the ERGP by successive governments, Ahmed argued that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.

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9 Comments
  1. Friday William says

    jihah hve already reduce the population of the country wat ar u talking abt ?? mrpresidor

  2. Xytus Noah says

    Na u d feed them? Just tell ur oga to pay 30k min wage and go bk to daura

  3. Michael Chibuike Enyi says

    I want to know how is it their business? Government don’t give free education, don’t give free health care, don’t feed or pay allowances to family, don’t even provide the basic amenities to people. Those countries they are adapting their system provides these for their citizens. So why this? Are they just saying because others are saying? Let them focus on things that are important than this.

  4. Ayotomide Yemi says

    The limitation has to be per family not per mother: d advantage shall be on those whose religion allowed many wives. However, this govt is d most terrible govt I’ve ever seen: they always look for diversionary issues; they’re going by 2019

  5. Brains Uteh says

    Aboki no go ever agree, i knw on security man that earn 30k bt have to wife wt 11 children, this is madness

  6. Ojetunde Oluwakayode David says

    What of the mothers carrying quadruplet baby? You go kill the rest of her babies? ?Just curios tho

  7. Austine Okoye says

    Also limit number of wives

  8. Sheidi Bala says

    They shd limit it to 20 per mother. No body shd try me oooh, my wife is ready to give me 16 n above. God gives food.

  9. Pele Nascimento says

    FIrst is limit getting multiple wives not numbers of children, Children is God gift but multiple wives is self determination,

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