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FG Warns Against Rising Population, Emphasizes Urgent Need To Plan

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that country’s rising population is a concern for the future, warning that it needs to implement policies to deal with the rising population growth rate and keep the growth rate in check.

This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), on Monday in Abuja during a book launch, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The book, written by Dr Manassah Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, is titled, “A Sociology for Medical Practice.”

Mustapha stated that Nigeria is expected to become the 3rd most populous nation on earth in a couple of decades, admitting that Nigeria currently cannot address the needs of its youth.

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He said, “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.

He added that right now, the FG is dealing with the youth population and “we have not been able to provide solutions to some of the complaints in the country.”

He also said that there is a need for the introduction of traditional medicine, which 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), eulogized Jatau for a job well done, stressing that the issues of health and environment could not be over-emphasized.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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