Stella Dimoko Report Says Life Expectancy in Nigeria Now 53.1 Years


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Report Says Life Expectancy in Nigeria Now 53.1 Years

Life expectancy in Nigeria has increased from 46.1 years in 1990 to 53.1 years in 2015, according to 2016 UNDP Human Development Report.

The report, which was launched in Abuja yesterday, however showed that Nigeria dropped to 152 in Human Development Indices (HDI) against her 151 ranking in 2014.

“The report shows that between 2005 and 2015, Nigeria’s HDI increased from 0.466 to 0.527 - a 13.1 per cent increase”, said UNDP Resident Representative Edward Kallon.

“This is encouraging, but given the humanitarian challenges already alluded to, and the economic recession witnessed in 2016, there is an urgent need to design policies and programmes to ensure that the upward trend in human development is not reversed.”

He said that the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) recently launched by the Federal Government could keep Nigeria on a positive development trajectory.

UNDP’s Economic Advisor for Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ojijo Odhiambo said just as Nigeria was improving, other countries of the world were improving as well.

He said “A lot of people are being excluded from the development process; women, girls, indigenous people, migrants and refugees and ethnic minority are being left out in the development process.”

Daily Trust


  1. Stella why are you shocked?
    Even from your reports alone you know there is crisis.
    Police killing alone can remove 20yrs from life expectancy.
    God loves this nation if not we wont be existing anymore with all the ish we face daily

  2. Honestly, thank God for being there, else!

  3. Stella 53.1 is too much ooo. From what people are passing through for me and my family we are clocking 200 years. Ok bye

  4. Whereas in my village in the east and around where I live in Lagos you will see lots of obituary posters of Nigerians in their twenties,thirties and forties.

  5. Not surprised at all. It has increased. we thank God.

  6. All thanks to our shity health care facilities, improper waste pisposal and highly polluted air.

  7. Increased or decreased? I think it has decreased

  8. Not by our power nor strength.... all thanks to God

  9. Whosai? If this isn't a case of using big data to bamboozle folks, don't know what it is. Contradictory evidence points to issues like: meningitis, leprosy, malaria, suicide, child delivery, poor health resources including incompetent practitioners, incessant road accidents, malnutrition, lack of basic necessities, such as, water, light; deaths from police/army, cultism, corruption in the many of the power corridors, as some of the factors that impede quality and longevity of life in Naija. Now, which of these afore-mentioned areas has improved in the last 5-10 years as per the average man/woman on the streets? QED@atm


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