POPULATION OF NIGERIA INCREASES TO 157 MILLION

From Naijaloft SOCIETY for Reproductive and Family Health (SRFH), on Monday, disclosed that Nigeria’s population now stood at 157 million and charged the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), to intensify enlightenment education on family planning.
Director- General of the SRFH, Professor Oladapo Alabi Ladipo, made the disclosure at the commissioning of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Resource Centre, at the complex of the National Assembly.
The centre was established by the House Committee on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) headed by Honourable Saadatu Sani, with assistance from PPFN.
Ladipo, said Nigeria now has a population figure of 157 million from the 140 million it had in 2006.
According to him, Nigeria has an annual growth rate of five million births with six million pregnancies yearly, even as he warned of the challenges posed by such high growth rate.

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