The population of Nigeria will double to 400 million by 2050 from its present growth rate, the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive Maternal and Child Health (RMCH) has said .
Prof. Emmanuel Lufadeju, national coordinator of the initiative stated this Thursday in Abuja during the launch of the nationwide family planning media campaign by the organisation.
He said the country’s population was also projected to reach 260 million by 2030.
He said: “The population of Nigeria today is 200 million. In nine years’ time , we are going to add about 60 million to the population. So we are going to a population of 260 million people by 2030.
“By 2050 our population will double to 400 million, you can imagine what is going to happen if 400 million people occupy the same space in this country with resources , water, electricity, and all good things of life like hospital facilities not expanding.”