Latest NPC News For Census, You have to know there’s not any latest update after this from the official NPC news website. You may need to notice. During the National Population Commission’s NPC 2024 budget defense at the National Assembly Complex in Abuja, both the Upper and Lower Chambers of the National Assembly approved a vote of confidence regarding the Commission’s readiness to conduct the first digital Population and Housing Census in Nigeria.
Before Sen. Abdul Ningi’s Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population approved the identical NPC’s 2024 budget request two days later at the National Assembly, the House of Representatives Committee on Population first authorized the Commission’s 2024 budget projections.
The National Population Commission’s Chairman, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, successfully defended the NPC’s 2024 budget proposal before the House Committee on Population and the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population at the National Assembly with the help of Federal Commissioners, the Director-General, and Directors of the Commission.
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Though they were satisfied with the way the next Population and Housing Census was being implemented, the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population and the House Committee on Population urged President Tinubu to set a date for the exercise immediately to preserve the progress made in the lead-up to the next census and prevent the materials that were purchased for it from becoming outdated.
Following the NPC’s budget defense at the House of Representatives complex in Abuja, the Chairman of the House Committee on Population, Hon. OkunJimi Odimayo, briefed journalists and expressed satisfaction with the evidence available regarding the preparations made thus far for the conduct of the upcoming Population and Housing Census. He also stated that he would invite the Commission to attend the plenary to explain to the larger House the arrangements made so far on the Population and Housing Census.
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There was a perception before this that the funds provided to the Commission were wasted.
According to what we’ve observed thus far, however, a Commission developed the concept that can provide Nigeria with accurate data.
Thus, based on our initial observations, we are certain that the Commission is prepared for the upcoming Census.
We are aware that all economic indicators rely on data and assumptions, which is detrimental to the nation. According to what we’ve seen so far, the House Committee on Population will convey this message to the House leadership, and we’re going to make the census a mandatory exercise.
According to the information we’ve received thus far, the census has been completed in more than 80% of the countries, and the Commission has shown us that every area in Nigeria has been demarcated, and they also guarantee that our numbers will be accurate.
Therefore, it is now our responsibility to ensure that, in addition to providing just legislative support, we also inform the Executive that this is of utmost importance because, with the data they have provided, it is even feasible to use to identify insecurity; it is even more advantageous to use this data to plan our economy.
Therefore, even if they ask for more funds, this exercise is worthwhile if we can vote for more than one trillion Naira for security. Hon. Odimayo told reporters, “We’re going to make sure that they get all the funding they need for the exercise.”
Furthermore, the Commission arranged a retreat for the House Committee on Population before the budget defense in the National Assembly. The purpose of the retreat was to provide them with an update on the status of the next census implementation, familiarize them with the NPC’s operations, and request legislative support for the organization’s conduct.
In the interim, the Commission is working to schedule a second retreat for the Senate Committee on National Identity and Population in the first part of 2019.