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Good News – Reckless population development inflicting Nigeria’s poverty: Professional

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Good News – Uncontrolled population development which is never commensurate with financial advancement has been identified as a explanation for poverty in Nigeria.Professor Jibrin Ibrahim, a senior fellow on the Centre for Democracy and Type, Abuja, during a lecture, debunked the claim that population modified into as soon as a nation’s energy.The theme of the lecture modified into as soon as : “Population, Rights and Peace, Mitigating Insecurity and Gender-Based fully Violence to Harnessing Demographic Dividend.”Mr Ibrahim argued that population development have to compare financial trend for it to be regarded as a energy.He affirmed his assertion that Nigeria is currently characterised because the poverty capital of the arena with 93.9 of us now living below the poverty line.“Seven million Nigerians fell into grievous poverty in 2020, Nigeria with its 200 million plus population modified into as soon as first to be declared world’s poverty capital in 2018,” he acknowledged.Mr Ibrahim expressed pickle on the reckless rate of population development in the nation, warning that Nigeria’s biggest field is uncontrolled population development.“Every yr, we add five million of us to our population. Right here’s roughly the scale of Liberia or Montenegro.“In retaining with www.populationpyramid.web, in 1960, the population of UK modified into as soon as 52 million while that of Nigeria modified into as soon as 46 million by 2015 the UK modified into as soon as 62 million while Nigeria modified into as soon as 185 million and by 2070, Nigeria will be 550 million while the UK will be handiest 80 million.”Ulla Muller, the Nation Manual, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), reemphasised the need for promotion of family planning to mitigate bodily and meals insecurity.Ms Muller acknowledged that the Total Fertility Rate in the nation is high with low Contraceptives Prevalence Rate (CPR).In retaining with her, to carry out demographic dividend, we must always elevate financial development and fetch rid of Gender Based fully Violence.Senator Olubumi Adetunbi, Chairman, Senate Committee on Nationwide Planning and Economic Affairs, regretted why Nigeria had neglected the 10 years interval of census.Mr Adetunbi, on the opposite hand, known as for the behavior of a legitimate and credible census that would come with the spiritual data of the voters to lower controversies. (NAN)

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