President Tinubu will announce new dates for census – NPC chairman
Story from Vivian DANIEL, Abuja
President Bola Tinubu will personally announce new dates for the national population and housing census that was postponed in April.
The chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Kwarra, revealed this on Thursday, 6 July to the State House Correspondents after his delegation gave the President a full brief at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He also unveiled that the Commission had submitted its report to the President, which he is expected to review and come to an informed decision of when best the exercise would be held nationwide.
The NPC Chairman also disclosed that the Commission may make more proposals for financial while emphasising that the longer the exercise is delayed, the more likely the financial implications.
“We briefed him (Tinubu) fully on the level of our preparedness, the outcomes that we envisage and I’ll like to say that Mr President has graciously approved to support the Commission in the conduct of census and our preparatory activities, though we’re not stuck at all, but he has given us the courage and the impetus to upscale our preparation.
“So we’ll continue our preparations and we’ll hear from him eventually, the date that the census will take place because we’ve made a submission to him that he will study before getting back to us.