She spoke at the Public Consultation with the media, Civil Society Organisations, Organised Private Sector and the Public on the 2018-2020 Medium Term Economic Framewrok (MTEF), in Abuja, Thursday. Her words, “We can see that population growth is clearly higher than economic growth.
Nigeria’s fertility rate of 5.7 – 1,000 and an average one woman has about 5.5 childrenis not sustainable for economic growth. Times are hard. Resources are limited. Families must look for ways and means on how to reduce the number of children, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zaina Ahmed has said.
Responding to concerns over the the unfettered population growth and the estimates 450 million population by 2050 and that the federal government has identified the high population growth rate as a risk factor , while preparing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).