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Fertility rate in Nigerian women too high, population explosion imminent – Gynaecologist warns

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Prof. Josiah Mutihir, a advisor Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the College of Jos Educating Hospital have mentioned Nigeria’s fertility fee is just too excessive and should be checked.

Mutihir explains that “Ladies in Nigeria have a median of 5.3 kids per girl which is excessive in comparison with different nations whose complete fertility fee is 2.3 kids per girl,”

He warned that there was a “inhabitants explosion menace in Nigeria” as he emphasised the necessity for household planning.

The advisor noticed that Nigeria’s inhabitants was not rising in step with the obtainable assets and blamed that scenario for the rise in social ills within the nation.

“We want household planning; it doesn’t essentially cut back the inhabitants however will management inhabitants progress,” he informed NAN.

Mutihir mentioned that there was an pressing want to observe the fertility fee in Nigeria, revealing that Nigeria at the moment ranks the seventh nation with the very best inhabitants on this planet.

“By 2050, Nigeria may be rating the third when it comes to nations with the very best inhabitants on this planet,” he warned

Mutihir opined that Nigeria wouldn’t develop if it failed to make use of household planning to manage the rising inhabitants.

The advisor burdened {that a} increased fertility fee stretches Nigeria’s obtainable assets, which in flip impacts the financial progress of the nation.

He talked about that household planning not solely helps individuals have the specified variety of kids however contributes to the nation’s social and financial growth.

“Household planning has been recognized to be immediately associated to the developmental progress of each nation,” he added.

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