Abiodun Emphasises Effectively Planning in Population Census
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Abiodun noted that since the last population census held in the country, most of the variables have changed and government needed to rely on scientific estimations, especially from non-Nigeria organisations to plan for the people.
Abiodun assured that his administration was convinced that the National Population Commission (NPC) had the commitment and capacity to deliver to the nation, a reliable, credible, acceptable, and successful census, soliciting the support of critical stakeholders and the general public for the successful conduct of the upcoming 2023 census.
He hinted that Nigeria had one of the faster-growing populations, with a growth rate of 32 percent, stressing that the country’s inability to conduct a census had created an information vacuum, while the lack of accurate data had also hindered planning and development of the nation.