Nigeria’s Population Now 206 Million, NPC Claims

The National Population Commission, NPC, Tuesday, announced that Nigeria now has an estimated population of 206 million people.

The Chairman of the NPC, Nasir Kwarra, who disclosed this in Abuja, at a press briefing on the commencement of the 11th phase of Enumeration Area Demarcation, EAD, also announced the next population and housing census would hold by middle of 2022.

Recall the commission had about two years ago put the estimated population of the country at 198 million. Kwarra, who said the new figure was based on projection, noted however that, it would be challenging to know the exact population of the country since Nigeria had not been able to hold a census in the last 14 years.

According to him, “In the absence of an actual census, we formally make projections, and we have all along been making our projections, and we estimate that as of 2020, the estimated population of Nigeria is 206 million.”

Kwarra, who noted that all the necessary preparation towards conducting a transparent population and housing census have commenced , said the commission was now waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari , whom he said, had the sole right to make the proclamation.

– Vanguardngr

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