by Dolapo Adelana
Nigeria last conducted a National Population Census in 2006.
The National Population Commission has proposed that a new census be conducted in 2018, which is expected to gulp N272bn.
But the World Bank believes that by 2035, Africa will need to provide 50,000 jobs daily to keep up with its population growth.
A tweet by an ex-official of the US State Department Matthew Page says the unchecked population growth in the country has had an adverse effect on the nation’s economy.
His tweet evoked varying reactions from a cross-section of users of the microblogging site.
Our leaders are clueless
Population manipulation did not start today – the Brits have been doing it long before independence
The right of women and children must be considered
Culture and religion should be blamed
Blame it on quota system
Why is Northern Nigeria so stubborn?
The way forward
All we need is Biafra
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.