NIGERIA: Motion On Population Control Divides Reps

Members of the House of Representatives were yesterday divided over a motion, seeking the federal government’s special attention towards guarding against population explosion in
the country.

A member of the House, Hon. Babatunde Kolawole, who sponsored the motion, had prayed the House for a resolution urging the government “to curb population explosion by urgently coming up with a workable population reduction policy,” as well as directing the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to educate Nigerians on the benefits of family planning.

But trouble started just after when he finished moving the motion, as Hon. Sani Abdul raised a point of order, arguing that the motion was dilatory and would amount to waste of legislative time when it is further considered.