On Our Population Challenge

On Our Population Challenge

Daily Trust Newspaper Pg. 56 Publish Date: Apr 16 2018

Most Nigerians currently have their eyes fixed on 2019 and may not see the bigger existential threats that are barrelling down on us. Last week, at separate forums in New York and in Lagos, two eminent Nigerians warned us to take the population threat much more seriously than we are doing now. Delivering Nigeria’s statement on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration at the 51st Session of Commission on Population and Development, Chairman of the National Population Commission [NPC] Eze Duruiheoma said our country’s population currently stands at 198 million. This is twelve million more than the World Bank’s estimates of our number two years ago. It is like worrying about a leaking roof when a hurricane is barrelling down on the town.

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