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Population Commissioner Rates Abuja As 4th Largest City In Nigeria

National Population Commission (NPC’s) Commissioner representing the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Dr. Daniel Aliyu Kwali, has said that FCT, by the Commission’s estimates, is now the fourth most populous city in the country, after Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.

The NPC Commissioner, who spoke on an advocacy visit to the FCT Administration, said that FCT has recorded the highest growth rate at 7.1 percent and has the possibility of overtaking Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.

The Commissioner said that Nigeria’s population is estimated to hit 450million by 2050, saying that it will surpass the United States of America, whose current population is estimated at 326million.

He called on Nigerians in general and FCT residents in particular, to take the issues of birth control and birth spacing seriously.

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