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22 Jun 2017

Nigeria Will Rank 3rd As Country With Highest Population By 2050 -UN

UN has revealed that Nigeria will become the 3rd most populous country
by 2015 although the courtry currently ranks seventh.

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

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.

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