Nigeria to Spend N190bn for National Census in 2022 – Senate
By Saka Idowu Eletu
The Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity said on Wednesday that the national census will cost over N190 billion next year.
Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya, the committee’s chairman, told reporters this after defending the 2022 budget of the agencies under his panel’s supervision before the Appropriation Committee.
He said: “Over N190bn has been budgeted for the exercise. We’re waiting for the president to proclaim when the activities will commence.”
On the fact that 2022 is a pre-election year, Yau said: “They thought it’s the best time. They must have done their calculations and the president is ready to conduct the National Census by 2022.”