PRO-LIFE non-governmental organisation, The Project for Human Development (PHD) has accused the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) of attempting to reduce the Nigerian population.

The group raised an alarm over alleged plans by the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) to reduce the Nigerian population by offering abortion services to pregnant women and girls recently rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Armed Forces.

The group made this known by the group's Director-General, Jerry Okwuosa who spoke at a press conference.

Okwuosa accused UNFPA of having hidden intentions and condemned any attempt to subject the pregnant women and girls in the Internally Displaced Persons camps to a traumatic, violent-wrecking and life-threatening abortion process.

Said he:

“We are being told that all the visibly pregnant mothers in the IDP, camp must be aborted and others sterilised for fear that their babies will become Boko Haram terrorists, since some of them have been raped by the sect. UNFPA’s abortion and sterilisation services are geared towards depopulation,”

He said further:

"The UNFPA is an organisation whose primary interest is population control. In the developed countries of the world now in their demographic winter, UNFPA’s job is to promote population increase by all means."

Buttressing Okwuosa's point, Mr Sonnie Ekwuwusi, a director in the organization  that the appointment of former Minister of Health, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin as Director General of UNFPA was aimed at making Nigerians and Africa as a whole buy into the idea of depopulation.