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FG to limit number of children a mother could have in Nigeria

Valentine Chinyem



The Federal Government has dislcosed plans to come up with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.

According to her, traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this.

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.”

She added that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.