The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has condemned the practice of family planning, stating that overpopulation is not measurement of poverty
The monarch made this known in a public debate on family planning recently, which he also shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
He feared for nations enforcing limit on childbearing as their space will soon be controlled by foreigners as obtainable in Canada where 75% of its population are made up of people born outside the country.
Oba Akanbi noted that China has achieved a lot as the most populous nation and emerging giant of the world because of its huge human resources.
He called on Nigerians to respect the dictate of God on procreation, noting that having more children is not a measurement of poverty, but education is the key.
“There is much more strength in Procreation. We ignorantly related poverty to over population. If it were to be, China, by now should be the most affected nation by poverty. But no, China is the emerging world power, getting it very right.
”Few other powerful nations are getting it wrong for placing limit on childbearing years back. 75% of Canadians are made up of foreigners born outside Canada. In few years to come, the land may be controlled by foreigner.
“Aside this, the dictate of God on more procreation should be respected by individual willing to bear more child. Grace is great. Having more child is not 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.
“Basic education from primary to secondary should be free and made compulsory for everyone. Higher education should be subsidized. These will encourage average Nigerians to pursue technical education This is the strength of any developed nation.
“The huge population of northern Nigeria should give them an edge over other regions. There is a need to harp on the quality of education and not putting an embargo on the numbers of children.” the monarch said.