Abstract: In this study, the population size and its dynamic subject to fertility, mortality and migration is discussed for African most populous nation. The trend and pattern of population growth in Nigeria which has been largely controversial is reviewed. This study revealed that average growth rate has increased from 2.8% to about 3.2% and crude birth rate of 54.4 per 1000 persons is considered very high with a low life expectancy of 46.74. There is a high tendency of increase in population growth rate if the present fertility level is not reduced by an effective birth control policy measures.
D.K. Shangodoyin , , O.I. Shittu and Oluwayemisi O. Alaba , 2008. Nigerian Population Dynamics and its Implication for Development. The Social Sciences, 3: 83-87.