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President Buhari Shifts Conduct Of 2023 Census To Tinubu’s Regime

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari will no longer conduct the 2023 Population and Housing Census, earlier scheduled for between May 3 and 7, 2023. The new date for the exercise will be determined by the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
President Buhari made this known after meeting with some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) and his team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (28 April 2023).
The President however stressed the critical need for the conduct of a Population and Housing Census, 17 years after the last Census, to collect up-to-date data that will drive the developmental goals of the country and improve the living standard of the Nigerian people.
According to a statement today, April 29, by the minister of information and culture
Lai Mohammed, president Buhari said that with the completion of the Enumeration Area Demarcation of the country, conduct of first and second pretests, the recruitment and training of adhoc workers, procurement of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and ICT infrastructures, appreciable progress has been made in the implementation of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
He commended the methodology being put in place by the Commission to conduct accurate and reliable Census, especially the massive deployment of technology that is capable of delivering world class Census and laying a sustainable basis for future censuses
The President directed the Commission to continue with preparations for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in order to sustain the gains already recorded and provide the basis for the incoming administration to consolidate these achievements.
The meeting was attended by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha amongst others.

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