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JUST IN: FG fixes date nationwide census

The National Population Commission (NPC) on Friday fixed the nationwide population and housing census for March 29 to April 1, 2023.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Nasir Kwarra, NPC Chairman, made this disclosure while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, Abuja.

“By March 29 to April 2, our staff will be in the field enumerating people,” Kwarra said.

The NPC helmsman added that the technological tools to be deployed would be able to code building and landmass, detailing information such as location, landscapes among others.

The NPC chairman, who said his commission would ensure a credible exercise, added that non-Nigerians would equally be counted as long as they are in the country at the time of the exercise.

This newspaper reports that the last census was held in August 2006.

The 2023 Census is expected to be a detailed enumeration of the Nigerian population and it will be the fifth national census in the country since Independence in 1960.

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