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Nigeria to Become World’s Third Most Populated Nation by 2050 – UN

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Nigeria to Become Third Most Populated Nation by 2050 - UNAccording to a United Nations report launched recently, Nigeria’s population, which is currently the 7th largest in the world, is expected to surpass the United State’s to become the 3rd largest by 2050.

With 83 million people added to the world’s population every year, Nigeria’s population is the fastest growing among the 10 most populous countries in the world.

According to the report, which is titled 2017 Revision of World Population Prospects, the world population is expected to rise to 9.8 billion by 2050.

Half of the world’s population is expected to be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the United States of America, Uganda and Indonesia.

This growth is due in part to Africa having the youngest age distribution of any region, and is projected to experience a rapid ageing of its population.

Life expectancy in developing nations, which is another reason for the growth, has also risen by 6.6 years between 2000-2005 and 2010-2015 after rising by less than 2 years over the previous decade.

15 Comments

  1. Ngbabe

    June 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    If there will still be a Nigeria by then.

  2. Razz N Bougie

    June 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    On top which resources now?

  3. DayoI

    June 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    These are the kinds of achievements Nigeria get – ones that don’t necessarily mean the best for the country and its citizens.
    – We can barely manage with the “money” and (non-existent) “resources” we have now. Just adding a 1000 more people upsets the balance.

    We really need to take family planning seriously!
    – Maybe we should entertain the idea of the ‘one-child policy’ in Nigeria. However knowing my people, we’ll have to compromise with ‘2/3-child policy’.

  4. o

    June 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    You’ll see ppl struggling with 4 kids have a 5th and say they are gifts from God. God that sent the child will send the resources.

    I hope the govt is ready to improve the facilities to accommodate the expected increase

  5. Nene

    June 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    UN help us beg the northerner

  6. Dee

    June 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Abeg oo, make we take am easy. No be us wey God give the command to fill the earth, na Adam and Eve and dem don already do work.

  7. Ayo

    June 27, 2017 at 12:07 am

    @Dee,lol seriously…..so many unplanned babies everywhere….it is well

  8. The Bull

    June 27, 2017 at 2:45 am

    This is a thicking time bomb.

  9. Mama

    June 27, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Ermm…our artists should share part of the blame with all dem baby mamas.

  10. The Ruler

    June 27, 2017 at 6:03 am

    THERE WILL BE!

    WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW OR BREAK! TO FRANCHISE OR DOWNSIZE!

    EVERY COUNTRY IN AFRICA IDENTIFIES WITH ONE OF THE 3 NIGERIAN ETHNIC TRIBES. I HAVE CONDUCTED THE RESEARCH!

    WE HAVE A CHANCE TO RULE AFRICA AFTER WE UNITE HER!

    THIS WE WILL DO WITH OUR NIGERIAN MILITARY STYLE WAY! A PROSPECT THAT HAS LONG BEEN DREAM FOR MOST OF AFRICA’S PROMINENT.

    WE WILL COME OUT STRONGER! AFTER WE HAVE CONTROLLED THE THREAT OF ISLAM!

    – HAUSA(Minus Fulani Cattle hearders)
    -YORUBA
    -IGBO (True Igbo! Not Nnandi KANU Polar Bear Looking Ass!)

    WE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE! HOW CAN YOU CHOP A FINGURE OFF JUST BECAUSE IT HAS RASH ON IT. WE’LL DEAL WITH THE RASH FIRST! LET THE DIALOGUE’S CONTINUE…

    • The Ruler

      June 27, 2017 at 6:05 am

      @TopComment#

  11. Ijs

    June 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    I will not be living in Nigeria by then in Jesus name amen

  12. Van

    June 27, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Nigeria’s population is already far too big.
    This is a very bad thing.

  13. nene

    June 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    this is not an achievement. something needs to be done just how china curbed theirs.

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