Population: Cleric harps on insecurity, birth control

An Islamic Cleric, Abdul Azeez Abdufattah, has advised the federal government to initiate policy that would curb population explosion in the country, describing the situation as worrisome.

Azeez explained that available statistics has shown that the country’s population is about 210 million, saying this may trigger societal evils except steps are taken to tame geometric population   upsurge.

Similarly, an Islamic scholar  and a House of Assembly member elect in Ekiti state, Alhaji Hakeem Jamiu,  has said  the country will continue to go deeper into the abyss of decadence without proper attitudinal change.

They spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while delivering their respective papers at a Ramadan lecture organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti Council.

Abdufattah , who spoke on the topic : ‘Ramadan: The Solution to Social, Economic and Security Threat’, said it was disheartening that most of the parents were giving births  in the Northern part of the country without  adequate care.

The cleric, who is the Imam of  Adebayo central Mosque, Ado Ekiti capital city , said : “There must be birth control in the northern part of the country, because the misguided  members of the Boko Haram group in Borno, Adamawa and the bandits in Zamfara  and other parts of the North are recruiting   everyday.

” The North has the highest number of out of school children and this was as a result of almajiri culture, where children used to beg around when Allah decreed that we must take care of our children.

“Though, Islam allows you to have many children, but He didn’t say we should have numbers we can’t cater for”.

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