DID YOU KNOW (12)? Nigeria’s Population Will Overtake That Of USA within 25 Years

Specifically, the UN estimates Nigeria’s population will overtake that of the USA by Year 2047, to become the 3rd most populous country in the world, after India and China.

Map showing Nigeria’s location within Africa

Research by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) also shows that out of Africa’s “Big 5” powerful countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Ethiopia) Nigeria is “the African country with by far the greatest capabilities” to become Africa’s first global superpower.

Choice of the Big 5 is based on the demographic, economic and military size of these countries, as well as their historical role as regional leaders. In terms of its economy, Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow from $525-billion in 2014 to $4.2-trillion by 2040.

Map of Nigeria showing the component states

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