The National Population Commission says Nigeria’s population growth rate had reached 3.2 per cent based on the estimated population of 216 million.

NPC Federal Commissioner representing Enugu State, Ejike Eze disclosed this at a lecture organized by the commission and the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus.

Eze said Nigeria was among the fastest growing populations in the world and required periodic censuses for proper planning of development programmes, adding that Nigeria’s inability to conduct a population census within the last 17 years had created an information vacuum.

Recall that Nigeria suspended its 2023 census at the twilight of former President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration.

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