The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa-Kwarra, is scheduled to meet with President Bola Tinubu this week, according to reliable sources.
The meeting is expected to center around the updates on the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census, which was previously slated for May 3-7 but later postponed indefinitely.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari approved the postponement, delegating the decision on a new date to the incoming administration led by Tinubu.
In an official statement on April 29, the Federal Executive Council emphasized the need for up-to-date data, as it has been 17 years since the last census was conducted. The collection of accurate information is crucial for driving development goals and improving the standard of living for the Nigerian population.
Isiaka Yahaya, the spokesperson for the NPC, confirmed that the chairman will be meeting with President Tinubu this week to provide an update on the census preparations.
Although the exact date of the meeting was not disclosed, Yahaya stated that the NPC is actively engaged in various activities such as sensitization campaigns and online training in anticipation of the census.
The forthcoming meeting holds significant importance, as it will determine the future course of the census, a crucial undertaking for Nigeria’s demographic landscape.
The outcomes of the discussion between the NPC chair and President Tinubu will shed light on the rescheduled timeline for the census and reflect the nation’s commitment to obtaining accurate data for sustainable development. Further updates on this pivotal matter are expected in due course.