Nigeria’s Population to Hit 170 Million by the End of 2013 – NPC

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crowdInformation emerging from the National Population Commission (NPC) has revealed that Nigeria’s population will hit 170 million mark this year. The commission made the disclosure in Abuja, on Thursday, at a press conference on the commencement of fieldwork for the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) in Nigeria.

The chairman of the NPC, Festus Odimegwu, addressing the media, said Nigeria population grew at 3.2 per cent per annum, stressing that by the end of the year, the country population would have moved from the 160 million in 2006 to 170 million in 2013.

Represented at the event by the chairman, NPC Technical Management Team and Vital Registration, Dr Festus Uzor, Odimegwu said the effective management of Nigeria population for sustainable development required collection, processing and dissemination of demographic data, not only through periodic census exercise but also through regular surveys and registration of births, deaths and migration.

Therefore, it was in this light that the NPC, in conjunction with other development partners like the the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Department for International Development (DFID) decided to pool resources amounting to N800 million to finance the NDHS project, which he described as a nationally representative survey designed to provide information on the demographic and health status of the population.

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