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Decline in world population worries NGO

By Anayo Okoli

Umuahia – A U.S-based non-governmental organization, Family Watch International, has expressed worry over the decline in world population, and advised the federal government to invest heavily in youth education.

President of the organization, Sharon Slater, disclosed that data released by the United Nations showed that World population was declining, describing it as a problem.

Slater, a spokeswoman of the United Nations, said:  “The developed countries are actually importing people from other countries because they don’t have enough workers, they don’t have enough people to support their social security system, to support the old people and run their economies.”

She stressed that if Africa took the advice to limit its population,  it would eventually run into the same problem of lack of human capacity as the developed world was currently experiencing.

Slater spoke in Aba, Abia State, where she delivered a lecture on family value at a forum organized by National Association of Family Development.

According to her, children are  the greatest asset of a nation.


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