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Presidency expresses concern over rising population


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over what he described as the exponential growth rate of Nigeria’s population.

He declared that the growth and size of Nigeria would be more of a burden than an asset unless there was appropriate and commensurate growth in the country’s economy to take care of its rising population.


The President who was represented by Acting Head of Service of the Federation Dr. (Mrs.) Folasade Yemi-Esan stated this yesterday during the inauguration of Senior Executive Course No 42 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Plateau State.

It had the theme, “Population Growth and Human Capital Development: Challenges and Opportunities.”

He pointed out that Nigeria’s estimated population by 2050 would be about 543 million, adding that his administration was determined to formulate appropriate policy responses to the challenges of rapid population growth.


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