Sanusi says growing population in Nigeria is a liability and not an asset
The growing Nigeria’s population which currently stands at about two hundred million is a liability and not an asset.
Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II said while speaking at panel discussions at the Nigeria Economic Summit meeting in Abuja.
Mohammed Sanusi said Nigeria’s policies are yet to be focused in harnessing the huge potential of it’s teaming population.
Mohammed Sanusi attributed the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, insurgency, farmers-herders crisis to the population growth.
“People talk that our population is an asset but we are yet to get there. nigeria’s population is currently a liability because most of the root cause of problems such as kidnapping, armed robbery, Boko Haram, drug addiction are all tied to the population that we have and the question is how do you turn that into a productive one” Mohammed Sanusi said.
Other dignitaries at the session include the Founder of the Kukah Centre, Bishop Mathew Kukah; Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, among others.