By Taiwo Okanlawon
Popular Nigerian king, Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has described the step as an attempt that could lead to eradication of one’s race.
He stated this as part of his contributions to the recurring debate on family planning as a means of controlling the country’s population.
He feared for nations enforcing family planning as their space will soon be constituted with foreigners as currently obtainable in Canada, calling on Nigerians to respect the dictate of God on procreation.
Oba Akanbi equally considered the need for more human resources as necessitating factor for more procreation, saying the most populous nation, China, is gaining her technological relevancy and world power through her human endowments.
Discrediting the insinuation of over population as one of the factors for poverty, Oluwo hinted grace speaks than background in making a breakthrough in life.
He reiterated China, the most populous nation, as the emerging giant of the world, earned through her human mental.
Oluwo affirmed the strength in population as weighty, saying the onus should be on government to provide enabling environment for all and sundry.
He tasked the government to further improve the quality of both formal and technical education to enrich and promote brains needed for economic growth.
“There is much more strength in Procreation. We ignorantly related poverty to over population. If it were to be, China, by now should be the most affected nation by poverty. But no, China is the emerging world power, getting it very right”
” Few other powerful nations are getting it wrong for placing limit on childbearing years back. 75% of Canadians are made up of foreigners born outside Canada. In few years to come, the land may be controlled by foreigners”.
“Aside this, the dictate of God on more procreation should be respected by individual willing to bear more child. Grace is great. Having more child is not measurement of poverty. Many rose from grass to grace”
“Education is the key. China became powerful because of its passion for technical education. The government should focus more on improving technical education. Education is as important as human blood.
Basic education from primary to secondary should be free and made compulsory for everyone. Higher education should be subsidized. These will encourage average Nigerians to pursue technical education This is the strength of any developed nation.
The huge population of northern Nigeria should give them an edge over other regions. There is a need to harp on the quality of education and not putting an embargo on the numbers of children.” the monarch said.