FG Announces New Date For 2023 Census

The federal government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has announced a new date for the 2023 population and housing census which was earlier scheduled for March 29.

Nyscinfo gathered that the new census date in Nigeria, according to Lai Mohammed, is May 2023.

Lai disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to the minister, the decision to shift the census date was as a result of the postponement of the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from March 11 to March 18. You may like to read NPC new date for training enumerators and supervisors.

Lai also disclosed that the federal government approved N2.8 billion for the National Population Commission (NPC), to procure some software to be used for the conduct of the census.

Lai said; “There was a memo presented by the National Population Commission, seeking some software to allow them to conduct the census in May this year. I believe because of the rescheduling of the elections, they cannot commence the census as scheduled.

“They sought council’s approval for a contract to procure software for the census at the sum of N2.8 billion”.

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