Critical analysis of the impact of rapid growing Nigerian population on economic development

Martha Amadi, University of Lagos

Over the years, it has become established that the existence of an efficient and effective human capital is the key to economic growth and development in any nation. Increasing population can have adverse negative effect on the economic growth of a nation. The economic growth of a nation is significantly dependent on the growth of its population. This study therefore, assessed the impact of rapid population growing in Nigerian. It also investigates why Nigerian population is increasing rapidly. The study used trend analysis of the study with the scope spanning between 2007 and 2014. Information was by creating awareness to stakeholders, schools, health centres, seminars and using a structured questionnaire developed by the researcher to collect data. Data was analysed using mean and simple percentage. The findings established how population can be managed or controlled to ensure continuous and sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.

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Presented in Poster Session 2