Nigeria Now World’s 6th Most Populous Country
PM News - Nigeria
At 167 million people, Nigeria is currently ranked the sixth largest population in the world. This follows a report that the world’s population officially hit seven billion on Monday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged world leaders to meet the challenges that a growing population poses. NAN Correspondents at the UN report that Nigeria’s population is projected to increase from 390 million in 2050 to 730 million by 2100.
According to recent estimates by the UN Population Division by 2100 Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world, next to India and China. ,…(1 November 2011)