REPS TO PROBE SPENDINGS ON POSTPONED 2023 CENSUS
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 1, 2023
The House of Representatives is to investigate the money expended on the postponed 2023 population and housing census by the National Population Commission, NPC.
The house made this resolution following a motion from Honourable Dominic Okafor drawing the attention of the lawmakers to the 200 billion Naira spent so far on the census.
The lawmakers, however, disagreed on conducting the census this year due to insecurity.
The population and housing census earlier scheduled for May 3 to 7, 2023, was indefinitely postponed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in April.
Buhari had given the approval for the postponement after a meeting with some members of the then Federal Executive Council; the Chairman of the NPC, Nasir Isa-Kwarra and his team.