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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Nigeria will become 3rd most populous country in the world by 2050 – UN

According to a new report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with such development, Nigeria would overtake the United States in terms of population just as world population would reach 9.8 billion people.

The report partly reads “by 2050, the third most populous country will be Nigeria, which currently ranks seventh, and which is poised to replace the United States. Among the 10 largest countries of the world, one is in Africa (Nigeria). Amongst these, Nigeria’s population, currently the seventh largest in the world, is growing the most rapidly. Consequently, the population of Nigeria is projected to surpass that of the United States shortly before 2050, at which point it would become the third largest country in the world".
“In 2050, the populations in six of the 10 largest countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and United States of America (in alphabetical order). Although the African population will remain relatively young for several more decades, the percentage of its population aged 60 or over is expected to rise from five per cent in 2017 to around nine per cent in 2050, and then to nearly 20 per cent by the end of the century.”
The report also noted that the world population, now at least 7.6 billion, was up from 7.4 billion in 2016, adding the concentration of global population growth is in the poorest countries.

11 comments:

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Anonymous said...

If there will still be a Nigeria by then.

The observer said...

Omo see human resources! if we can combine this with our mineral resources plus good governance,..oh.I weep for this country

Anonymous said...

Huge problems may await the coming generations...BREAK UP NIGERIA NOW .. this is 2017 and almost 200million population already still paramboulatin in immaturity,under development & zero unity..by 2050 ??? .. Canada has 35million....our leaders need to humble theirselves & drop power..First of all,let Biafra go

Anonymous said...

When we go dey born like dogs! Even d once dat can barely feed allow their shameless husbands get them pregnant. Nonsense!

Agbomen said...

That is if we are all still together as one big Nation by 2050, if those agitating haven't left the entity called Nigeria. Just too many agitations right now, my hope is that we are able to wrk thru it all. I hope it's not naivety on my part, praying and hoping Nigeria will always remain one. I luv the Igbos, the Hausas, and the Yorubas. There's strength and unity in diversity. That is what makes us formidable.

Prince Ikechukwu said...

If not divided before that time.

Vivian Reginalds said...

YET THE POOREST!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

godwin peter said...

All thanks to the babies mamas

Anonymous said...

As IGBO no gree go. Dem tell dem to leave dem vex. Red clothed Cowards.

Anonymous said...

Would it make Naija a better nation? Abi who populous help

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