Minister of Energy, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has revealed why he and his spouse, Dame Abimbola, has solely two kids. In accordance with him, he couldn’t have extra as a result of their revenue was not rising.
The minister revealed this on Thursday, on the second version of the Babatunde Raji Fashola GABFEST in Lagos.
He mentioned “Are you aware why I’ve two? Once I was alone, all my cash was my very own. When Abimbola determined to marry me, she would simply convey a invoice. So in my N10, my share was now N5. We’re doing fifty-fifty. She was incomes cash and I by no means requested her what she was doing along with her cash.
“Then Ademola got here and my share grew to become one-third, then Olayinka got here and I grew to become 25 p.c, then I knew… and mentioned, ‘Madam, let’s cease’.
“She mentioned, ‘I assumed, you weren’t going to convey it up, as a result of I used to be pondering that method too’. So, we simply agreed, no extra, as a result of the revenue wasn’t rising,” Fashola mentioned.
Talking on the necessity for management over Nigeria’s escalating inhabitants, Fashola mentioned, “In case your revenue will not be rising, you may’t simply be having kids. And it’s a dialog, we should have a nation, it’s a critical dialog. If really we agree that there’s poverty, if really we agree that there’s unemployment, then a time should come when, as a folks, after we should have a consensus and say, ‘Let’s sluggish this down a bit.’”
He urged Nigerians to bear kids based mostly on their monetary energy in order to cater properly for themselves.
“When you can handle 20, by all means, in case your sources can handle it, go forward; but when your sources can handle solely two and also you go and have ten, ha!
“We are going to go away that matter. However we now have to confront this stuff; they’ve held us again for therefore lengthy,” Fashola mentioned.