National Population Commission Plans Meeting with Tinubu Over New Census Date

The National Population Commission (NPC) is set to meet with President-elect Bola Tinubu even before his inauguration to discuss a possible new date for the population and housing census in Nigeria. 

This follows the indefinite postponement of the census exercise earlier scheduled for May 3 to 7, 2023, which was announced by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

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According to a top official of the NPC who spoke on condition of anonymity, the commission's top hierarchy will brief Tinubu on the postponement, gauge his reaction, and possibly get feedback from him on when the census exercise should now hold.

The official stated that the commission will engage with the incoming President before his inauguration on May 29, just as they have been having engagements with the outgoing administration. The meeting with Tinubu is aimed at getting his input and direction on the new date for the census.

It is important to note that the NPC is not in a position to suggest a date to Tinubu, but they will work with the incoming administration to determine the most suitable date for the census exercise.

The postponement of the population and housing census exercise in Nigeria has raised concerns among stakeholders. However, the NPC is taking proactive steps to ensure that the exercise is conducted at the earliest possible date. 

The meeting with Tinubu is a step in the right direction, as it shows the NPC's commitment to engaging all relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of the census exercise.

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Keep an eye out for updates on the new date for the census exercise and Enumerators and Supervisors Training Date.

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