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Senator laments low birth rate among Ndigbo

By Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI—THE  present low birth rate in most Igbo families, has become a thing of worry to the Senate Vice Committee Chairman on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Anthony Agbo.

According to Senator Agbo, unless the Igbos step-up their procreation rate by having more children, rather than restraining themselves to fewer children, the Igbos may in the nearest future become endangered specie in the Nigeria polity.

Agbo laments that whereas other tribes or race in the country have continued to increase their population by taking more wives and giving birth to many children, the Igbo have restrained themselves to one man, one wife, lamenting further that even in the case of one man one wife, the Igbo couples have resorted to the western life of having only one or two children.

Agbo said he was not oblivious of the economic situation, especially in the face of global meltdown, but that he is more worried that it   was even the affluent families of Ndigbo that have decided to have fewer children,  appealing to the Ndigbo to increase their population since politics is all about number.

The Senator representing Ebonyi North senatorial district said, “among all the problems that have bedeviled the Igbo man, the greatest of them which I am seeing now is the danger of population.”


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