Ahead of 2023 Census, NPC Engages Residents of Lagos State
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
The National Population Commission has launched an engagement program with the residents of Lagos State in preparation for the 2023 National Population and Housing Census.
The Commission aims to keep the people informed about the exercise, address uncertainties and elicit suggestions and partnerships for a successful enumeration exercise.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammad, who was represented by the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr Garba Abari, stated that the objective of the exercise is to seek suggestions from the people and plan for the development of infrastructure across the country while identifying the needs of the people.
The exercise comes at a time when Nigeria is battling with data drought, making meaningful contributions towards this challenge imperative.
The Director General of the National Population Commission NPC, Nasir Kwarra, assured Lagos residents that adequate arrangements have been made for a successful exercise across the country.
He commended them for their support during the trial census and encouraged them to remain in their respective places during the exercise.
The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, emphasised that the census is for development and not a tribal contest, adding that citizens must be aware of this understanding.
The President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chris Isiguzo, challenged journalists to be objective while reporting the exercise and to support the success of the process for the good of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.