The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, has kicked against the practice of family planning in Nigeria saying its application would eradicate the human race.
The monarch said this in a recent debate on family planning. In his opinion, he urged Nigerians to respect the dictate of God on procreation. He argued that the assumption that overpopulation is responsible for poverty is not correct.
He said that what China has achieved as the most populous nation and emerging giant of the world,could be linked to the country’s huge human resources.
“Few powerful nations are getting it wrong for placing limit on childbearing. Today, 75% of the Canadian population is made up of foreigners born outside Canada.
In few years to come, the land may be controlled by foreigners. Aside from this, the dictate of God on procreation should be respected by individuals willing to bear more children. Grace is great.
Having more children is not a measurement of poverty. Many rose from grass to grace. Education is the key. China became powerful because of its passion for technical education. The
government should focus more on improving technical education. Education is as important as human blood. The government should provide an enabling environment for all,” he said.