The Federal Government has projected that Nigeria’s population would hit 411 million by 2050 with 65 per cent of the population under the age of 35.
Speaking at the 23th Conference of Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts for West Africa, in Abuja, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, expressed concern over population explosion, saying that all efforts should be geared towards creating jobs for the huge population.
“The high population growth rate is, therefore, a matter of concern as there is need to cater for the rising population by stimulating the economy that engenders growth and creates jobs. To achieve this, we need to create economic activities that open up productive sectors and take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement,” he said…
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