World Population Division in a statement on Monday, it has reported the population of the world to be 7.7 billion, United Nations (UN).
In a population prospect, United Nations added that the number could increase to 8.5 billion by 2030.
Extract from the data released showed that males are more than females in not just Nigeria, but the world as a whole.
This goes against previous reports and popular beliefs that women outnumber men in Nigeria.
The report reads;
“The world’s population is projected to grow from 7.7 billion in 2019 to 8.5 billion in 2030 (10% increase), and further to 9.7 billion in 2050 (26%) and to 10.9 billion in 2100 (42%). The population of sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double by 2050 (99%),” the report read in part
“Other regions will see varying rates of increase between 2019 and 2050: Oceania excluding Australia/New Zealand (56%), Northern Africa and Western Asia (46%), Australia/New Zealand (28%), Central and Southern Asia (25%), Latin America and the Caribbean (18%), Eastern and South-Eastern Asia (3%), and Europe and Northern America (2%)”.
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