As indicated by the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigeria’s populace has ascended to 182 million, with more than half of its kin less than 30 years old years.
NPC’s Director General, Ghaji Bello, made the disclosure on Thursday.
As indicated by Bello, the figure was evaluated in view of the 140 million recorded in the across the country 2016 registration, and a yearly development rate of 3.5 percent weighed against different factors, for example, rising future and a declining newborn child death rate.
Ghaji Bello, Director General of the National Population Commission
The NPC boss added that 40 percent of Nigerian citizens were below 14 years, noting a rapid increase of its youths.
According to Vanguard, Bello said there are plans to hold a census this year to validate the latest population figure.
Nigeria’s population has been increasing rapidly for at least the last 5 decades due to very high birth rates, quadrupling its population during this time, according to the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.