National Bureau of Statistics' Forecast: 193.3 Million People. National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) say Nigeria’s population currently is at 193,392,517.
Nigerian Population Forecast: 193.3 Million People
Nigerian Population based on National Bureau of Statistics figures
Nigerian population currently is at 193,392,517 according to the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
This is a little over the United Nations’ 186,988,000 estimate.
The Federal Government proposed a budget of N9.799 billion for the NPC in 2017.
The last census was last conducted in Nigeria in 2006 resulting in a figure put at 140,431,790.
Some Estimated Population Figures
Based on the latest population forecasts released by National Bureau of Statistics website
2016 13,076,892 9,113,605
2006 9,401,288 12,550,598
Most Populated States in Nigeria according to NBS Estimates 2016
Huge Estimate Contrast
There was a wide contrast in the population figure of Lagos.
The United Nations and Lagos State government estimate is 22 million people.
Breakdown of Estimate of Nigerian Population
Infants (0-4) 31,116,156
Children (5-9) 27,549,964
Adults (15-39) 78,971,690
Working (15-64) 106,257,431
Nigerian Population Growth despite Insurgency
The stats also show that in spite of the Boko Haram insurgency that has ravaged many parts of the North-East in the last 6 years, the population figure increased substantially.
Population of 6 North- East States during Insurgency
Population of 6 South-West States
Population of Oyo Overtakes Katsina to fourth place
In 2006, Katsina’s population followed that of Kaduna State while Oyo was in the fifth place.
Most populated State in South-East
Most populated State in South-South
Rivers State 5,198,716
Most populated State in North-East
Most populated State in North Central
Benue leads 5,741,815
Least populated State in Nigeria (10-year Position Maintained)
Nigerian Population: Census Preparation
From the details of 2017 budget proposed to the National Assembly by President Buhari, NPC will fully start preparation for 2018 population census during 2017.
Census Budget Proposal
• Stakeholders’ conference to present the 2018 N50.0 million
• Training for data collection and interviewing techniques N41.7 million
• Field demarcation proposal N1.95 billion
• Satellite imagery acquisition N1.0 billion