While most countries mourn the upcoming birth of the world’s 7 billionth child is about to be born, Nigeria is proud of its large population.
Nigeria’s population is now more that 155 million, is 8th in the world and the largest in Africa.
The United Nations has warned Nigeria that they are facing a population explosion by 2100, and should implement a three-child policy.
But Nigerian parents are happy with their larger families, because they provide financial security as “having more children means a better pension”. Since children help with contributions to their parents.
And because of the large population, the Nigerian economy is growing and expanding as opposed to the huge debts and shrinking numbers of Europe and America.
“Why are Westerners so nervous?” a Nigerian engineer asks. “Perhaps they believe that Africans will consume all the food.”