Breaking; Life expectancy in Nigeria has officially been placed at 55 years, According to -WHO - eritvnews

Breaking; Life expectancy in Nigeria has officially been placed at 55 years, According to -WHO

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The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 55.2 years.

The Acting Chairman of NPC, Hassan Bashir, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development.
According to the World Health Organisation, 

life expectancy refers to the average number of years that a newborn is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply.Image result for pics of life expectancy in nigeria
The population chief said Nigerians at “60 years and over currently represents less than five per cent of the entire population, while overall life expectancy is 55.2 years.”
Mr Bashir added: “As you may be aware, Nigeria estimated population is currently at over 198 million with an annual growth rate of 3.2 per cent.

“The total Fertility Rate remains at 5.5 per woman;
That is to say 63 per cent of the entire population is under the age of 25 years,
And 42 per cent is under the age of 15 years.

“Fifty per cent of the female population is in the reproductive years, while 54.8 per cent of the population constitutes the working age,” the Nigerian population chief said.
According to him, Nigeria recently concluded the field work of its national demography and health survey in 2018 and while it awaits the outcome of that survey, 

early and child marriage still persists up until now.
He said data available indicated that unintended and unwanted pregnancies were common as 23 per cent of the adolescent girl age 15 to 19 years have commenced reproduction.

Mr Bashir said the situation had put women, especially young girls, at risk of maternal death which stands at 576 deaths per 100,000 live births in Nigeria.

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