By Gabriel Olawale & Jennifer Aladetan
The Project for Human Development, PHD, has raised the alarm over alleged plans by the United Nations Population Funds, UNFPA, to offer abortion services to pregnant women and girls recently rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Armed Forces.
Raising the alarm at a press conference in Lagos, Director- General of PHD, Jerry Okwuosa condemned any attempt to subject the pregnant women and girls in the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps to a traumatic, violent-wrecking and life-threatening abortion process.
Okwuosa who accused UNFPA of having hidden intention which is to depopulate Nigeria said: “We are aware that currently UNFPA is providing counselling to these Nigerians in the displacement camps in Borno State. Also reproductive health kits and dignity kits have also been deployed in Borno and Adamawa states to support safe childbirth. These are laudable achievements but at a hidden cost.
“We are being told that all the visibly pregnant mothers in the IDP, camp must be aborted and others sterilised for fear that their babies will become Boko Haram terrorists, since some of them have been raped by the sect. UNFPA’s abortion and sterilisation services are geared towards depopulation,” he posited.
“The UNFPA is an organisation whose primary interest is population control. In the developed countries of the world now in their demographic winter, UNFPA’s job is to promote population increase by all means. Developed countries will do anything to increase their population because they are dying out.
Corroborating his views, Mr Sonnie Ekwuwusi, a director in the organisation disclosed that the appointment of former Minister of Health, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin as Director – General of UNFPA was aimed at making Nigerians and Africa as a whole buy into the idea of depopulation.
Ekwuwusi however condemned any attempt to subject these pregnant women and girls in the IDPs to a traumatic, violent-wrecking and life-threatening abortion process.
“The pregnant girls and women should be offered free ante- natal clinics and rehabilitation centres where they could go to safely give birth to their babies and afterwards they could give them out for legal adoption if for any reason they do not want to keep the babies,” he recommended.