Nigeria: Culture, Religious Misconceptions Hindering Family Planning in Nigeria
16 August 2018
By Ayodamola Owoseye
Efforts to slow down population growth and reduce maternal and child mortality rate in Nigeria through family planning are not yielding the desired result, studies have shown.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh globally. The National Population Commission estimates the country's population at 198 million. The United Nations' publication, World Population Prospects, predicts Nigeria is on course to become the third most populous country in the world by 2050