The Nigeria Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has denied viral reports stating that she said the Federal government is working on a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.
Reports state that she had disclosed this the said implementation on Monday October 22nd while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja
According to same reports, Zainab 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, yesterday October 24th, Ahmed denied ever saying such. Speaking to newsmen at the state house after the Federal Executive Council meeting, she said;
“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.”