CENSUS 2023: FG CONFIRMS MAY 3RD COMMENCEMENT DATE AS SACROSANCT.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on March 26, 2023
The Federal Government says the 2023 National Population and housing Census is to commence on May 3 this year.
A member of the Publicity and Advocacy Committee on the 2023 National Population and Housing Census, Garba Abari confirmed this today in Abuja. He said that the three-day exercise would commence on May 3 and end on May 5 across the country.
According to him, the change in the date was due to the postponement of the 2023 gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Abari, who is the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), explained that the census exercise would capture every person, household and structure for national planning and project execution purposes.
Garba Abari said:
There are two things that informed the shift in date. First, in the cause of our planning by the National Population Commission, it was so factored that INEC will also tinker with its own electoral timetable.
The gubernatorial election as you are aware had to be shifted by one week. And this also has a telling effects on the date of commencement of the census.
Just like election, the Census is also a very long process like the training, the sub-trainings, retraining leading till the very day of the actual house listing and numbering will commence and then the actual capture of the population will now take place.
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