The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned that 250 million Nigerians will become poor in the coming years if the federal government does not invest in health care and education.
UNFPA’s Country Representative, Ms. Ulla Mueller, said this in Abuja on Monday, November 21, during a parliamentary summit to accelerate Nigeria’s demographic transition.
She said: “The imperative we have is to act now, in a world of 8 billion people, in a country which in a few years will be the third most populous in the world, there could be 250 million people who might feel a sense of opportunity and possibility, but with the wrong investment, 250 million people could live in increased poverty and insecurity.
“We need to register this. To do this without family planning, there will be no universal health and demographic transition.”