- Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu-PDP) on Wednesday, Might 15, the poverty is behind the various points confronting the nation
- Senator Ben Murray Bruce contributed by saying Nigeria want a inhabitants management as a measure to cope with poverty
- Bruce additionally added that allocating extra money to the schooling sector is one other strategy to repair the large hole between the poor and the wealthy
Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu-PDP) on Wednesday, Might 15, stated the rationale for the various issues dealing with the nation is poverty.
On the plenary session of the Senate, Utazi stated that the poor will quickly transfer towards the wealthy and struggle them if a fast and efficient measure just isn't taken, Premium Occasions stories.
Senator Ben Murray Bruce contributed to the movement moved by his colleague by including that inhabitants management is the answer to the poverty within the nation.
He stated: “What’s our inhabitants management coverage? Does anyone care what number of youngsters we've got? Does anyone care what number of we should have? What number of youngsters make up an financial system practical, no one cares. So, all of us speak about points to keep away from what is actually necessary, inhabitants management coverage.”
The movement was principally targeted on the creation of jobs within the nation in order that violent revolution by poor Nigerians may be prevented.
Senator Bruce additionally added that although the nation doesn't want a inhabitants management coverage as strict like that of China, the measure nonetheless stays a very good choice at stabilising the financial system.
The senator additionally stated one other means of coping with poverty within the nation is allocate extra money for schooling.
“We don’t must be as draconian as China the place they've the one-child coverage. However the one-child coverage in China stabilised the Chinese language financial system.
“Muslims and Christians will criticise me for my place however until the federal government have a inhabitants management coverage; one, we can't remedy the issue. Two, we should spend extra money on schooling,” he stated.
He stated that whereas many falsely consider that having lots youngsters is identical as wealth creation, the way forward for these youngsters are darkish and unsure as they grow to be straightforward instruments for legal actions.
“We expect having infants is equal to wealth, success, improvement. That is counter-productive. Right here we're at present, we're having infants, we aren't educating our youngsters, we aren't giving them jobs.
“They haven't any future and since they haven't any future, they carry weapons and knives, level it at you and take you out as a result of they see you in a gorgeous automotive,” he added
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In the meantime, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United Nations Inhabitants Fund (UNFPA) stated that Nigeria’s current population hit a new high of 201 million.
This was contained within the 2019 state of the world inhabitants report which identifies that Nigeria’s progress price has been at a mean of two.6% from 2010 to 2019.
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