As part of a series of content looking at Nigeria in advance of our Population Conversation roundtable event today, the 13 February, we produced this video asking people what they think of the rapidly expanding population in their country.
Nigeria is the world’s most rapidly growing country, and is set to overtake the US as the third most populous nation in the world within 30 years. Nigerian campaign group Population Explosion Awareness Initiative travelled the country speaking to people about the issue in 2023. They also talked to the National Population Commission. Here’s what Nigerians had to say about the challenges their country faces.