The Painful Truth: Family Size Pressures Forcing Africans To Seek Greener Pastures In Europe

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January 3rd, 2018 – The Painful Truth: Family Size Pressures Forcing Africans To Seek Greener Pastures In Europe

By Sunday Adole Jonah

Emmanuel Macron, the President of pilloried in the press for daring to speak the truth; the truth being that “Africa’s problems are civilisational.”

His heavy critics, ironically, were African-Americans ensconced in the comfort of the U.S.A.; they should have just kept quiet and let us native Africans absorb the painful truth and chart a course to true civilisation.

Macron was troubled by the tortuous migration trek that Africans embark to reach Europe and he wondered why home was no longer attractive to these young ones.

Macron realised that family-size pressures in the heart of Africa means that young ones would always seek climes of greater opportunities in order to do even a modicum of remittance.

When an African mother births seven or eight children in the countries where employment opportunities are few and far between, then the siblings in that family become desperate to go out far to seek means to alleviate sufferings at home.

True civilisation is tied to true family planning and this in turn is tied to the well-being of a family; it is the uncivilised family who tries to out birth its neighbours in the midst of paucity of everything.

Macron was absolutely correct.

About the author: Sunday Adole Jonah write from Federal University of Technology, Minna.