Calls for postponement of 2023 census, ill-advised- NPC Commissioner | The Guardian Nigeria News


Mr Chidi Ezeoke, the Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission (NPC), representing Anambra, says calls for postponement of 2023 national population and housing census are ill-advised.

Ezeoke made the assertions, while addressing journalists on Friday in Awka, on the preparations for the Trial Post Enumeration Survey (PES).

He said that any call for shift of census would only be counterproductive, adding that the commission had gone far in its preparation for the exercise.

According to him, the figures from the forthcoming census will go a long way in assisting the coming government in proper planning.

“For how long will the international community continue to refer to Nigeria’s population as estimated to be? I think it is very shameful to keep estimating Nigeria’s population.

“The last census, if I remember, was done immediately after an election. It has nothing to do with the election, absolutely nothing.

“In fact, we need the population figures to allow…

Source: Guardian Newspaper