World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
World Population Day aims to increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
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This year's World Population Day’s theme is based on safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls around the world, especially during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There were an estimated 7.8 billion people living on earth and in Nigeria, Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) EZE DURUIHEOMA estimated that the current population of Nigeria is 198 million, and that the population living in urban areas has been growing 6.5 percent annually over the past fifty years.
It is important for stakeholders at all levels to take proactive measures to effectively manage the population for citizen to live meaningful lives.
Personal responsibility is also very necessary to curb a population explosion.
Accurate data can also not be over emphasized in ensuring that the high population rate in Nigeria is well utilized.
THIS REPORT IS COMPILED BY EMMANUELLA ECHEBIRI FOR SUPER FM NEWS.