The National Population Commission has estimated that the population of the country has hit 190 million.
The Director-General of the commission, Dr Ghaji Ismail, who spoke at a press conference tagged ‘25 Years of ICPD: Accelerating the Promise,’ on Tuesday, said it was imperative to conduct another census as soon as possible.
Ismail said, “Based on data available to us, the present population is about 190 million. About three months ago, UNFPA brought out a figure of 201 million. The UN figure is a function of the assumptions they have made. Read more