Nigeria’s 2023 population and housing census earlier scheduled for 29th March, has been shifted to May, 2023, which was necessitated by the rescheduling of the gubernatorial election to 18th March.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known to newsmen on Wednesday 15th March, 2023, after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.
The Minister disclosed that the Council approved the sum of N2.8 billion for the National Population Commission, NPC to procure some softwares to be used for the conduct of the census.
He stated that;
“There was a memo presented by the National Population Commission, seeking for some software to allow them conduct the census in May this year. I believe because of the rescheduling of the elections, they cannot commence the census as scheduled.
“They sought Council’s approval for a contract to procure software for the census at the sum of N2.8 billion”.
The 2023 population census was earlier scheduled to kick off on 29th March, 2023.
Story: Christy Dung