Gudaji Kazaure on Friday October 13, 2017 during a session at the Federal House of Representatives spoke against family planning, saying it violates Islam.
With a population of over 180 million and over 67% living below the poverty line as at 2016, it is an absolute no brainer that Nigeria as a country needs to put population planning into effect ASAP, just like China did over 35 years ago.
However a Nigerian lawmaker, Hon. Gudaji Kazaure isn’t for this, using Islam to defend why himself and other Nigerians should keep having children they can’t take care of financially.
At a recent session at the NASS the 45 year old went as far as saying “family planning” is un Islamic.
Kazuare who represents the Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi Constituency of Katsina state had this to say,
- Family planning has no place in Islam.
- Forcing a Muslim to do family planning is forcing him to violate his religion.
- Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) urged people to marry and have children so that he can be proud of them.
A video clip showing him making the preposterous statement went viral ver the weekend and he can be heard saying,
Prophet Mohammed says marry and have children so that I can be proud of you in the day of judgement. Islamic wise, there is no planning so when you force a Muslim to say, he must plan for his children, it means you force him to violate the rules of his religion. So Mr Speaker, that is my observation.
He went on to say he would like to have 50 children!
Katsina happens to be one of the 7 poorest states in Nigeria so Kazaure is the last person that should be speaking about having 50 children!!!
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