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UNICEF says 20,210 Babies born in Nigeria on January 1

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20,210 Babies born in Nigeria on January 1 - BellaNaija

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on the New Year’s day.

This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90 per cent in less developed regions.

The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas Island in the Pacific would most likely welcome 2018’s first baby while the U.S., its last.

Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in nine countries, according to UNICEF.

These are: India, 69,070; China, 44,760; Nigeria, 20,210; Pakistan, 14,910; Indonesia, 13,370; United States, 11,280; Democratic Republic of Congo, 9,400; Ethiopia, 9,020; and Bangladesh, 8,370.

While many babies would survive, some would not make it past their first day, UNICEF said.

Stefan Peterson, UNICEF’s Chief of Health, said on Monday that the agency was challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

“This New Year, UNICEF’s resolution is to help give every child more than an hour, more than a day, more than a month – more than survival,” Peterson said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

5 Comments

  1. grandybigs

    January 2, 2018 at 11:29 am

    One of Buhari achievement in 2018 ???

  2. Temi Tope

    January 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    WHAT LORD HAVE MERCY?? THIS WILL RISE POVERTY.. WHEN MOST OF THE NAIJA WEALTH IS JUST ON ONE SIDE… THE REST OF US STARVING, NO MONEY FOR SCHOOL FEES, NO ACCESS TO DECENT HEALTHCARE… NO DECENT HOUSING.. IT IS PITIFUL

  3. Seriously

    January 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    At the end of the day, Nigerians are having sex than what they claim. I swear, my Nigerian friends stay claiming they are virgins including the married ones lol Well, this report also makes sense if pregnancy/childbirth is seen as a form of competition and success among Nigerians. As long as you have children, it doesn’t matter if you are fit mentally, emotionally and financially to take care of them.
    I’m a strong believer of making sure your children are equally taken care of where the parent are capable to give them basic necessities.

    Nigeria, is one of the most populated countries. Unfortunately, the government is not doing anything about the economy. There should be an increase in job opportunities and income.

  4. Stephen Ron Wells

    January 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    THE ZOO WELDON

  5. Ifeanyi Aniekwe

    January 3, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Woow…. Very big

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