As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s world population day,Health experts say with the rapid population growth of about two hundred and fifty million people without adequate economic planning and infrastructure development, there was need for Nigerians to embrace family planning through the use of modern contraceptives as a way to curtailing population explosion.
Some of the physicians who spoke to newsmen in Port-Harcourt, the rivers State capital said with proper birth control, couples can determine the number of children they can raise and Carter, considering the present hash economic realities.
Available statistics have shown that Nigeria’s population quadrupled from 45.2 million in 1960 to 221.39 million in 2020 while the United Kingdom’s population within same period moved from 52.2 to 67.3 million” which shows that Nigeria grew by 176 million.
These statistics implied that United Kingdom had an average of 250,000 annual population growth, while Nigeria jumped by nearly 3 million yearly.
According to some experts, Nigeria being the most Populous black country in Africa without corresponding basic economic and infrastructure development to Carter for her teeming population, could possibly become an unstable nation, hence the need to embrace family planning.
They further advised couples to visit health centres with qualified personnel for proper advise before taking any contraceptives as they allayed fears of possible complications.
This year’s world population day focuses on a resilient world of 8 billion, a world that upholds individual rights and choices, offers infinite possibilities – possibilities for people, societies and a shared planet to thrive and prosper.