Nigeria’s high population, a budding liability – Obasanjo


By Emma Una
CALABAR – EX President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria’s present population stands at 193 million and by 2045, it is projected to reach 400 million and unless spirited efforts are made by the leadership of the country the high population would be a big liability.

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

The former President who was speaking in Calabar at the commissioning of the Deep Freezer Factory by the Skyrun Industries stated that the country can only turn the high population into an asset through the creation of industries that would provide employment while producing the needed appliances and infrastructure for the increasing population.

“We can be happy that our population is increasing, but can also be sad about it because it can be an asset and could also be a liability; it can be an asset if we create industries like this one that can provide employment…

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