According to United Nations on July 1, 2015, Nigeria’s population has risen to about 183million people. Nigeria’s current population before 2012 was around 166.2 million people. Back in 1960, when the country declared its independence from the United Kingdom, the country recorded an estimated 45.2 million people.
That constitutes a change of about 268% between the year 1960 and the year 2012. The current population of Nigeria accounts for about 2.5% of the entire earth’s population.
This means that about 1 out of every 40 people in the world call Nigeria their home. Nigeria, since 1960, has grown to be the sixth most populated area in the world. Nigeria’s current population has increased to around 192million people at January 11, 2016.
The current population of Nigeria is 200,044,531 as of Tuesday, April 30, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Nigeria population is equivalent to 2.6% of the total world population.
The above is shocking as a population increase without improvement in the country’s economy or even in infrastructure and people’s welfare will see the nation’s poverty index rise.