Why we plan to limit number of children per woman –FG

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Zainab Ahmed

The Federal Government has begun to work on a policy which would limit the number of children a woman can bear.

This is in view of the problems the increasing population is posing to the efforts to solve the poor economic problem of the country.

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

She said it had been discovered that to make a success of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, there would be need to work on the increasing rate of the nation’s population.

Her words:  “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.”