The National Population Commission has disclosed the objective behind the revised National Population Policy, noting that it’s meant to help tackle Nigeria’s maternal deaths by 2030.
The Chairman of the Commission, Nasir Isa Kwarra, revealed this at a news conference in Abuja
According to The 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (2018 NDHS), Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 512 deaths per 100,000 live births, which is one of the worst maternal health indices in the world.
Mister Kwarra says the new policy would address the country’s population growth challenges, and also ensure the reduction of some negative practices against women and girls by the end of 2030.
According to him, the new policy will help to shift the demography to a productive age that would increase manpower to speed up economic activities in the country, as the bulk of Nigeria’s population is within the ages of 0-15