The Federal Government of Nigeria has said it was working on a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.
According to her, the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.
She stressed that the country’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.
The Minister said the government was already working with traditional rulers and other leaders across the country to come up with a workable policy.
“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.”