Andrew was recently  interviewed on CNBC Africa regarding Nigeria’s population management strategy.

“Over the next five or ten years, if we could bring the growth rate down, it will really take the pressure off the economy… I think people in the country know our working age population is growing at 3%. So, this year, the IMF says that the economy may grow 1.7% – it is better than a recession, but it’s still going backwards. If we had a working age population that was in the 1-2%, and we could grow at 4-5%, we would really be moving forward.”

“We know what we need to do… it’s one of the three or four priority items for the federal government to get things moving in the right direction.”

Watch the interview here.


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