The National Population Census (NPC) Chairman, Nasir Isa Kwarra, has stated that President Bola Tinubu will announce new dates for Nigeria’s conduct of the national population and housing census.
Following his discussion with the President on Thursday, the NPC leader told State House reporters that any more delays in the census’s conduct will result in increased costs.
The ex-President Muhammadu Buhari administration had originally scheduled the census for May 3–7, 2023. Tinubu’s administration has now decided when it will take place.
After a meeting with the President on Thursday, Kwarra said he briefed him on the commission’s preparations for the census.
He said the President was fully apprised of extant plans and processes for the exercise but noted that further delays in the conduct of the census will amount to additional cost for the government.
He, however, explained that the preparations for the exercise which has already gulped N100bn is a huge investment for the country, adding that subsequent exercises would be less expensive.