Is Nigeria about to experience population explosion?
Nigeria's population is equivalent to 2.53% of the total world population and the country is ranked number 7 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
A report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Nigerian's population is estimate at 193.3 million.
In the report entitled: “Road Transport Data (Q3 2017)”, the NBS also indicates that excessive speed was the leading cause of injuries for 6,803 victims involved in 2,478 road accidents during the third quarter of 2017 alone.
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According to the report, 72.0% of road accident victims are men. Women constitute 22.4% as male and female children account for 3.2% and 2.5%.
“Speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 and it accounted for 44.51% of the total road crashes reported.
“Loss of control and dangerous driving followed closely, as they both accounted for 10.41% and 9.52% of the total road crashes recorded.
“A total of 6,803 Nigerians got injured in the road traffic crashes recorded," the document showed.
It added that “6,419 of the 6,803 Nigerians got injured, with 94.4% of the figure adults while the remaining 384 Nigerians, representing 5.7% of the figure, are children”.