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Census 2023: Postponement Was To Avert National Crisis- NPC

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The National Population Commission on Friday, clarified, that the criticisms over the postponement of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, which was widely believed to be due to insufficient funds, was misinterpreted.


The Commission explained that contrary to such insinuations, the NPC postponed the census exercise to save Nigeria from a national crisis.

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The Federal Commissioner in Plateau State, Mrs Cecilia Dapoet made this disclosure on Friday during a meeting with stakeholders in Jos, the state capital.

The Commissioner said, “The Census exercise was earlier scheduled for May 3-7, 2023, but was postponed,

giving rise to many insinuations in the public space regarding the reason for the postponement and these even though are mere speculations had been given much media attention.



The Commission is compelled to take necessary steps to correct the impression that the 2023 Population and Housing Census is postponed because of lack of funds.

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“The real reason is not money, but government’s transition programme and post-election mood in the country. We all saw the cloud of uncertainty that hung above the nation after the elections and were careful not to fall into some pitfalls and plunge the country into more trouble. We cannot take things for granted, and decided to postpone the exercise,” she informed.

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