Chairman, Technical Management Committee, Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP), Dr Ejike Oji, has identified child spacing or family planning as the solution to demographic crises.
Oji made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at an ongoing Nigeria Family Planning Conference 2020 in Abuja.
He also identified the clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria as a demographic crisis caused by overpopulation.
According to him, a national or citizen killing his fellow national or citizen points to the fact that we are in demographic crises.
He, therefore, advocated for the provision of family planning services to check overpopulation and to consequently avert further demographic crises.
Also speaking, Dr Okai Aku, of the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), called for more funding of family planning services to put an end to all forms of crises in the country.
Aku explained that overpopulation was also responsible for insecurity as occasioned by unemployment and hunger.
He urged governments at all levels to prioritise the funding of family planning services with the aim to enhance women’s access to family planning for a greater Nigeria.
The medical practitioner explained that child spacing was necessary in building a stable home and a healthy family.
“Family planning means giving birth to the number of children you can comfortably train without stress,’’ he said.