The Lord's Move to Africa

Nigeria

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of churches: 16
No. of saints in church life: 600
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 550

Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon 
Geographical Size: land: 910,768 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north Population: 203,452,505 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.54% (2018 est.) 
Languages: English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages 
Religion: Muslim 51.6%, Roman Catholic 11.2%, other Christian 35.7%, traditionalist .9%, unspecified .5% (2013 est.) 
Government Type: federal presidential republic 
Capital City: Abuja 
Economy: Nigeria is Sub Saharan Africa’s largest economy and relies heavily on oil as its main source of foreign exchange earnings and government revenues. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $1.121 trillion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 139,344 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 144,920,170 (2017 est.) Internet users 47,759,904 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA