The former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday, said the failure of Nigeria to check her population growth will continue the Nation’s struggle with funding education.
Sanusi said this during a discussion with other panel members at the ongoing Lagos Economic Summit tagged Ehingbeti 2021.
Although the federal government is doing its bit in child nutrition through the school feeding initiative, some problems persist in the educational system, he said.
“We need to recognise that Nigeria is one country but different parts have these problems to different degrees.
“The whole structure of family and the idea that people can marry any number of wives they want, without any regulation and produce any number of children and not educate them is there.
“We can tell the government to spend more on education, but if people are going to produce 20, 30 children without being able to educate them, I maintain that the government cannot keep up with the pace,” he said.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria said people have to understand their responsibilities in terms of family structure, child spacing, family planning, and responsibilities of parents to produce good human capital outcomes.
He said to have good human capital development, Nigeria must begin to focus on appropriate education, awareness, and regulations.