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NPC begins campaign to curb population explosion

The National Population Commission has launched the Revised National Population Policy Strategic Implementation Plan by the Population Advisory Group to control population growth and fertility in the country.

Speaking at the launch in Abuja on Thursday, the Chairman, NPC, Nasir Isa-Kwarra, noted that the document would help in effective population management.

The document linked all the sectors and other population and development issues to the National Population Policy.

He stressed the role of relevant stakeholders in actualising the plan.

“The implementation of the Strategic Plan will require elaborate, consistent, sustained and well-coordinated stakeholders’ involvement and engagements at all levels including effective collaboration and partnerships,” the NPC chairman said,

Isa-Kwarra spoke on the need for funding to ensure that the plan’s objectives were accomplished.

He said, “We need money (domestic and from donors) to adequately finance the implementation of the Strategic Plan. I hereby call on the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to provide sufficient funds to sectors and coordination activities; while I request donors and partners to include funding for the Strategic Plan in their respective annual country programme budgetary provisions for Nigeria.”

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