NPC Urges Govt To Invest More In Youths, Education And Family Planning

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The National Population Commission has urged government at all levels to invest more in youths, education and provision of family planning commodities.

The Chairman of the Commission, Nasir Kwarra stated this while presenting two research documents to the public in Abuja.

The research work produced in collaboration between the commission and the Johns Hopkins centre for communication program is to provide data towards achieving demographic dividend in the country.

According to Nasir, the data projected Nigerias population to be 214 million with 63.5 per cent to be youths below 25yrs.

Unless deliberate measures are put in place towards the taken advantage of this huge youth population through education, skill acquisition and revamping of the health care system, the country will be sitting on a cake of gun powder, he cautioned.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mrs Olusola Idowu in a remark thank the commission for the survey and promised that the document would be used in implementing economic activities and also called on the sub-national government to do same.

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