The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has released a report that estimates Nigeria’s population to be 193, 392, 517, ahead of a proposed National Population Census in Nigeria later this year. This data was gathered by Nigeria’s National Population Commission. The number, which is Nigeria’s population for 2016, is about 6 million people more than United Nations’ estimate of 186,988,000.
The population estimate has thrown up interesting numbers, even as the National Population Commission prepares itself for a N272 billion (Yes!) nationwide census, first in the country since 2006. The population of Nigeria after the 2006 census stood at 140, 431, 790, meaning Nigeria has had an almost 40 percent population growth rate since then, with an almost 3 percent annual growth rate.
Interesting facts in the report include the gender population in the country; 98,630,184 males with 94,762,333 females. The country also has a majority of its population (106,257,431 people) between the ages of 15 and 64. However, the controversial aspect of the report is the population of people in the states.
Population growth in Nigeria’s North Eastern states
According to the report, the beleaguered North Eastern states of Nigeria have seen a lot of population growth in the past few years. Click here to read entire article
Source:: Ventures Africa