Nigeria’s population to overtake US by 2050 – UN

The United Nations (UN) has said Nigeria’s population is set to overtake the US by 2050.

The current population of US is over 322 million, while Nigeria has more than 180 million.

In a recent reports, the agency listed both nations among nine countries that would account for half of the world’s population growth from 7.6 billion in 2017 to 9.8 billion in 2050.

Other countries in the category are India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the United States, Uganda and Indonesia.

The UN said the group of 47 least-developed countries had a relatively high level of fertility at 4.3 births per woman in 2010 to 2015.

The world body added that in Africa, populations in 26 countries are projected to expand to at least double their current size.

Europe’s population is predicted to continue ageing, with the percentage of people aged 60 or older rising from 25 percent in 2017 to 35 percent in 2050.

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