The 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) is the fourth DHS survey to be implemented in Nigeria by the National Population Commission (NPC). It is the Commission's responsibility to collect, collate, analyse, and disseminate population census and survey data at all levels that contribute to policy formulation and population activity coordination in the country. The 2013 NDHS is the fifth in the series of DHS surveys taking place in the country, which first started in Nigeria at the national level in 1990.
On Monday October 31, Gabriel was born at 12 am at Gwarinpa General Hospital Abuja which made Nigeria to stand at 167 million persons. And that same day the world celebrates 7 billion persons. Nigeria is now the sixth most populated nationin the world after China, India, USA Indonesia and Brazil which is according to UNFPA reports.
Today, the world is 7 billion people. In like manner, Nigeria is 167 million. The commemoration of the Day of every billion, began in 2005, is a commendable initiative of the United Nations to rekindle the consciousness of the world to the state of her population.