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Why 2023 Census May Be Delayed – NPC | READ FULL DETAILS

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Why 2023 Census May Be Delayed – NPC | READ FULL DETAILS

The National Population Commission (NPC), says commencement of the 2023 Census may suffer a setback owing to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s postponement of the governorship and State House of Assembly election rescheduled to hold on March 18.

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The Census exercise had been projected to commence from March 29.

During a meeting with the resident representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Abuja,  Chairman of the NPC, Mr Nasir Kwarra, stated that he will consult with President Muhammadu Buhari for a suitable date for the national census.

On her part, the resident representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Ms Ulla Mueller, pledged the support of UNFPA in ensuring the success of the exercise.

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While reiterating the significance of the exercise to the attainment of the sustainable development goal, Mueller explained that the conduct of a post-enumeration survey will also give credibility to the census.

In support of the post-enumeration survey, the UNFPA presented sixteen high-capacity computers for the conduct of the post-enumeration survey.

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