- Population growth may become a severe problem for a country, which has a lack of natural resources to cater to the needs of its inhabitants
- According to a recent research, the population of Nigeria will increase astronomically in the next few years
- The Nigerians government seems to have taken note of this statistics and has raised an alarm over the need to urgently address the issue
FCT, Abuja - The federal government has lamented that the country’s population projection is scary, stressing that there is an urgent need to put in place control measures to keep the country’s population growth in check.
Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), stated this on Monday, November 29 in Abuja during a book launch.
The book, written by Dr Manassah Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, is titled, “A Sociology for Medical Practice.”
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“Given one or two decades from now, Nigeria will become the third most populous country, coming after China and India.
“There is an urgent need for us to begin to plan for this increase.
“Right now, we are dealing with the youth population and we have not been able to provide solutions to some of the complaints in the country.”
The SGF appreciated the author for his deep insight into issues of leadership in determining the effectiveness and efficiency of organisations, especially in physical and economic wealth, as captured in the book.
Mustapha further emphasized the need to develop Nigeria’s traditional medicine, adding that it would create employment, develop the nation’s pharmaceutical products, as well as improve its economy.
“There is also need for the introduction of traditional medicine. It will reduce the level at which Nigerians visit other countries for medical treatment.”
Earlier in his welcome address, Mr Adewale Adeniyi, Assistant Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), eulogised Jatau for a job well done, stressing that the issues of health and environment could not be over-emphasized.
Reno Omokri dismiss insinuations about children bring blessings
Recall that Nigerian author Reno Omokri dismissed the belief that children bring blessings to families.
According to the former presidential media aide, the belief that children bring blessings to a family has led to massive overpopulation in poor nations.
He said children don't bring blessings and God only blesses people who work hard and after they have been blessed, they can now use the blessing to start a family.
Most populated states in Nigeria
Kaduna state, also in the northwest region is the third most populated state, followed by President Muhammadu Buhari home state of Katsina.
Oyo state in southwest Nigeria comes fifth, obviously due to its closeness to Lagos.