The Federal Government has said it is working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother can 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.
She said the traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, saying that that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.
Ahmed argued that the nation’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.
“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 said in a report by Punch.
The minister said that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.