The breaking news this week is the increase of the world population that hits the 7.7 billion margin but in this news is another striking news, the current number of men outnumber women in Nigeria.
According to the World Population Prospect released by the Nation Nations (UN) on Monday, the medium-variant projection indicates that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100.
The fine data also shows that males outnumber females in Nigeria, and the world as a whole, negating the popular belief that women outnumber men in the West African country.
“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%)”.
A social media user reacting to the news of how male outnumber female in Nigeria has this to say:
“I once had a debate with a Muslim and he said the reason why the prophet encouraged polygamy was because he could see that women will outnumber men, so in order not to leave our sisters single, polygamy was encouraged. Guess that excuse is out of the window. In Nigeria at least.”
Another posted a reaction on social media:
“Yaay. Nigerian Women we can now marry two husbands . Men will go to Shiloh to pray to find us, tables have turned.”