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2023 Census Is Not Targetted At Any Group Or Religion- Population Commission

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National Population Commission, on Thursday, clarified that the 2023 planned census is not ethnic or politically motivated.

Ogun State Federal Commissioner, Seyi Aderinokun, stressed that the Commission is not a political organisation, adding that its responsibility is to conduct census meant to generate data for economic planning.

The Commissioner who was represented by the state director of NPC, Olushola Adeleye, made the clarification at a one-day capacity building workshop for journalists in Ogun State, on effective reporting of the 2023 population and housing census.

She maintained that the Commission will physically count the Nigerian population, assuring that counting would not be done by proxy.

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According to her, the census will be digital, as the Commission had deployed advanced technological tools to code buildings and land mass, detailing information such as location, landscapes, etc.

While describing Ogun State as a population convergence point, the NPC Federal Commissioner said the workshop was to train journalists on how to report census efficiently and effectively.

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She added: “We are not a political organisation. We have responsibility to conduct census; it is a research that is meant to generate data for economic planning. We are not ethnic or political related or motivated.

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