By John Ikani
Nigeria’s population has been projected to hit N411 million in 2050.
The projection was made by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba while speaking at a capacity building organised for special advisors and technical assistants of ministers in Abuja.
Agba who said the new figure will make Nigeria the third most populous country in the world after China and India, added that there are already laid down plans to ensure economic stability, national development and good governance.
To this end, he urged the participants to carry out their roles with dedication and to be committed to the core values and objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari.
What you should know
As of 1 January 2021, the population of Nigeria was estimated to be 208,994,835 people.
The nation maintains it’s position as the most populous black nation in Africa.
By 2050, Nigeria’s population could double and reach 400 million people.
The largest city of Nigeria is Lagos, which is also the largest city in all of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Abuja, the Capital City of Nigeria, counted about half a million inhabitants in 2020, ranking 15th among the largest cities in Nigeria.