Nigeria's Population Destiny
By Sarah Davisson
Nigeria will continue to wither in the years ahead because its population is very overcrowded and very young.
What is Nigeria known for?
Nigerian Population and its Issues
Not only is the population overcrowded, but the Nigerian population is also very young. The average age in this country is 18 years old. Because of such a young population Nigeria has a high unemployment rate, 60% of Nigerians live in poverty. Also, 43.2% of Nigeria's population is between the ages 0-14 years old.
Major Physical Features, Geographic Features, Climate patterns, and Natural Disasters in Nigeria
Major Physical Features and Geographic Features and there Impact on Population
Major Climates of Nigeria and there Impact on population
Natural Distaters and there impact on economy
Because of climate change, Nigeria has been experiencing many more natural disasters, mainly flooding. Natural disasters, such as floods, cost Nigeria a lot of money because money is needed to repair everything the floods have destroyed. Price of food items go up and the oil production is threatened because of all the floods that have taken place in Nigeria. The charts to the right and below show how floods are mainly the only natural disaster that is impacting the economy, and how earthquakes are a small factor that also cost money and create an impact on the economy.
NIGERIAN GOVERMENT: Nigeria has a federal republic system that operates as a presidential system. The current Nigerian President is Muhammadu Burhari.
HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES
The Nigerian government has tried to reduce the population by allowing contraceptives and other birth control mechanisms to be free, but many women still do not have access to them. Also, using contraceptives are frowned upon in many people's religions so this is another reason why many women don't use them. The government has made campaigns that have directly encouraged people to have smaller families, but this failed as well because it was again against many Nigerian cultural values. There was also a government organization created called: "National Population Commission", which helped create policies and goals that the Nigerian government has in order to reduce the population. However, many individuals still believe the government could and should do more to help reduce the Nigeria population.
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