FG announces new date for population census

The federal government has shifted the March 29, 2023 date initially scheduled for the Population and Housing Census to May 2023.

During the Federal Executive Council (FEC), which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the State House in Abuja, Minister of Communication and Culture Lai Mohammed made this announcement.

He said the decision to reschedule was necessitated by last week’s decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reschedule the Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections to March 18.

He also said the Council approved N2.8 billion for the National Population Commission (NPC) to procure some software to be used for the conduct of the census

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