World Population Day has gained significant attention among nations of the world as a consequent of the impact it has on nation building, policy formation and implementation, inter alia.

Taking to account the number of people who live in a particular geographic location per time and the demographic implications on societal advancement has become an immediate concern.

The many projections of World population by the United Nations General Assembly as well as by individual countries aim at meeting the unique needs that accompany population growth. To keep this in check, July 11 is fixed as world Population Day, and is celebrated across the globe annually.

The theme for 2022 is “A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all – Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all”

This is an encapsulation, x-raying problem-solution pack for the common good of mankind. World population has grown tremendously in the last decade; in 2011 world population hit the magic 7 billion milestone, 11 years later world population in projected to hit 8 billion in 2022.

While China remains the most populous nation in the world with a population over 1.4 billion, Nigeria is the most populous black nation with estimated population of about 200 million.

With rising concern about the future and population explosion, experts have predicted an increase in world population by (20-30)% in 2050. Nigeria as a nation has failed to conduct a census in the last 16 years and by implication raising doubts if the country is serious with her population policy as deemed necessary by the United Nations.

However, Chairman of the National Population Commission, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra has hinted that following the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, the next Population and Housing census will be conducted in 2023 and that the commission has intensified preparations to give the nation the first digital census, aimed at serving as a guide for development planning. He hinted that the commission has completed the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in the 774 LGAs.

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