NPC Gives Up On New Date For National Census

The National Population Commission (NPC), has said a new date for the National Census will be fixed by the government of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, new president of the federal republic of Nigeria.

According to NPC, its duty is to ensure that all resources for the exercise are kept safe ahead of the 2023 population and the housing census in Nigeria.

This was disclosed by Darlington Okereke, the NPC’s Federal Commissioner in Ebonyi, at a breakfast meeting for media executives on Friday.

According to Okereke, the safeguard was necessary to avoid starting preparations afresh when a new date is set.

He said: “We also gathered to enlighten you on the next steps forward in the light of the postponement of the conduct by the former President”.

Okereke also noted that the commission has concluded out all the preparatory activities towards the census exercise, which includes the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) and conduct of pre-tests and trial census, and so on.

He said that they have conducted recruitment of staff and training of census ad hoc staff, procurement and configuration of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), the establishment of ICT infrastructures and logistics support, advocacy and publicity activities.

“The most important task before the commission is to sustain and reinforce the relevance of these activities to the successful conduct of the 2023 census.

This will ensure that the nation does not have to start afresh with the preparations, thereby saving cost.

The Commission has laid a solid foundation for future censuses,” Okereke stated

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