By Shola Abayomi.
The United Nations through its recent report as released by the World Population Prospect has refuted earlier indications of women outnumbering men in Nigeria and the world as a whole, stating the reverse.
According to the report released yesterday, the world’s current population is pegged at about 7.7 billion, with an estimated 3,889,035,000 males and 3,824,434,000 females.
As of mid-year 2019, Nigeria is estimated to be at 200,964,000, with 99,132,000 million females and 101,832,000 males.
The UN also disclosed that Nigeria had doubled in size between 1990 and 2019, moving up in rank from the 10th to the 7th position.
Analysis by the UN, projects Nigeria to be the third most populous country from 2050 to 2100, with a population of 733 million at the end of the century.
“After this re-ordering between 2019 and 2050, the ranking of the five largest countries is projected to be preserved through the end of the century, when India could remain the world’s most populous country with nearly 1.5 billion inhabitants, followed by China with just under 1.1 billion, Nigeria with 733 million, the United States with 434 million, and Pakistan with 403 million inhabitants,” the report stated.