Nigeria will witness first digital population census by May, 2022 — NPC
Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, has hinted that the commission would conduct Nigeria’s first digital population census in May 2022.
He revealed this while paying a courtesy visit to Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El -Rufai on Monday.
He said the commission was more than “ready to give the country a first ever digital census by May 2022.”
“We have the map data in our system androids which, unlike the analogue era, will make it very easy for a reliable and credible census,” he said.
He said the commission has capacity to tackle insecurity in all the states of the federation during the census.
He solicited the support Kaduna State government and peaple for the success of NPC’s activities which he said have direct bearing on the socio-economic and political life of the people.
According to him, the commission has intensified efforts towards the forthcoming Population and Housing Census, saying it has conducted Enumeration Area Demarcation exercise in 99″% across the state of the federation.
Nasir Kwarra commended the Kaduna State government for all the assistance and support extended by the commission, and requested for continuous support in areas of sensitization and mobilization of the populace.
Governor El Rufai responded that Kaduna state needed an update of the census in the state to ensure that plans are done in line with the numbers.
According to him, as the third most populated state in the country, the state will work with NPC to ensure a successful housing and population census.
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