Nigerians needs to avoid having children they cannot cater for- Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelemah

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-Why ”Nigeria will keep getting poorer if we keep bearing children” According to Okechukwu Enelemah .

-The nation will become poorer if Nigerians keep
having children they cannot cater for- Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelemah

-Brookings Report that rated Nigeria as the country with
the most poor people in the world

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Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelemah, has stated what Nigeria needs to avoid in order to reduce the increasing poverty rate in the country.

A statement by him, the nation will become poorer if Nigerians keep
having children they cannot cater for. The Minister said this while
reacting to the Brookings Report that rated Nigeria as the country with
the most poor people in the world, Sahara Reporters gathers.

“So, I think we should roll up our sleeves as a people
and do the work because, if we don’t do it, our people continue to bear
children obviously, they would get poorer,” he said.

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The minister also faulted the data for the global poverty report
recently released, insisting it was collected during the period of
economic recession.


“I think, first, we need to understand when we get these
reports that there are reports that are lagging in indicators, which
means, people are reporting on history. So, when you get reports from
Brooking Institution or all sorts of people, you need to look at the
context.

Somebody may have written a report when we were in a recession.
Remember that if you are in a recession, what it means is that even
though your population is growing, people don’t stop procreating… which
means that in theory depending on how they run those numbers, you will
be going the other way.

There is absolutely no question that there is an urgency to create
employment in Nigeria. What I can tell you, with certainty based on
one’s background in business and economics, is that if we complete the
things on infrastructure and you implement these reports we are doing,
that is what I mean by a leading indicator, poverty will go down.

There is no magic to it. But you have to do it first, you
have put in the infrastructure, you have to implement the economic
programme which is what will create the opportunities, they don’t drop
from the sky,” he stated

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