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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES POSTPONEMENT OF 2023 CENSUS

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President Muhammadu Buhari, approves the postponement of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, earlier scheduled for third to seventh May, to a date to be determined by the incoming administration.

According to Buhari, appreciable progress had been made in the preparation for and implementation of the now postponed census, commending the methodology being put in place to conduct accurate and reliable census.

His approval comes after meeting with some members of the Federal Executive Council and the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Isa-Kwarra, and his team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting reiterated the critical need for the conduct of a Population and Housing Census, seventeen years after the last census, to collect up-to-date data that will drive the developmental goals of the country.

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