The United Nations (UN) has predicted that Nigeria’s population will overtake the US population by 2050.
The current population of US is over 322 million, while Nigeria has more than 180 million.
NAN reports that the agency also listed both nations among nine countries that would account for half of the world’s population growth from 7.6 billion in 2017 to 9.8 billion in 2050.
Other countries in the category are India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the United States, Uganda and Indonesia.
The UN said in spite of fertility levels declining in nearly all regions in the world, the group of 47 least-developed countries had a relatively high level of fertility at 4.3 births per woman in 2010 to 2015.
The world body added that in Africa, populations in 26 countries are projected to expand to at least double their current size.