FG is not planning to limit the number of children per mother: Zainab Ahmed

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Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has denied media reports claiming she said that the Federal government is working on a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Media reports claimed that Ahmed disclosed this while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Monday October 22nd. The reports claimed Ahmed noted that the country’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP and so the Federal government was working on policy to tackle over population.

However, while speaking to state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday October 24th, Ahmed denied ever saying such.

“When did I say this? What I said was we have a demographic situation where pop growth > Econ growth; we must engage traditional & religious leaders to educate families to have the number of children they can care for.” she told newsmen.

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