Buhari approves N10 billion for census process

Buhari approves N10 billion for census process

The Acting Chairman National Population Commission (NPC), Eyitayo Oyetunji, says President Buhari has approved N10 billion for the continuation of Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in 546 local government areas in the country.
The EAD, a process of delineating the entire land area of the country into small geographical and demographic units called Enumeration Areas, is a preparatory exercise for the actual census.
Buhari also approved an additional N4.5 billion to be included in the 2021 Budget for completion of the exercise as part of the preparations for the next census.
“No doubt, this milestone development underscores the president’s understanding of the role of data, especially demographic data as the bedrock for informed development planning and allocation of resources, facilities and services.” Oyetunji said.

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