President Tinubu Will Announce Census Date, Says NPC Chairman
President Bola Tinubu will announce new dates for the conduct of the national population and housing census, according to the Chairman of the National Population Census (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra.
The Chairman and his team met with the President at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, to brief him on the preparations for the census.
While briefing State House Correspondent at the end of the meeting, he said that the President graciously approved to support the Commission in the conduct of the census and preparatory activities.
However, he noted that further delay would result in additional expenses.
He said, “We briefed him (President Tinubu) fully on the level of our preparedness, the outcomes that we envisage, and I’ll like to say that Mr President has graciously approved to support the Commission in the conduct of census and our preparatory activities, though we’re not stuck at all, but he has given us the courage and the impetus to upscale our preparation.
“So we’ll continue our preparations and we’ll hear from him eventually, that is, the date that the census will take place because we’ve made a submission to him that he will study before getting back to us.”
Although N100 billion has been spent in the preparations for the exercise, the Chairman assured that subsequent censuses would not be as expensive because the Commission will employ more methodologies to save money.
The census earlier scheduled for May 3 to 7, 2023, was postponed by former President Muhammadu Buhari.