President Bola Tinubu has assured the National Population Commission (NPC) of the Federal Government’s support to conduct the botched census in the country.
The President gave the assurance on Wednesday, at the launch of the National Geospatial Data Repository, Digital CRVS System and inauguration of the National Coordination Committee for CRVS at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
While calling for collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, Tinubu underscored the relevance of data to national growth.
He called on the census experts to deploy cutting-edge technology in gathering data on Nigeria’s population, saying the nation cannot afford to lag behind in efficient data sourcing.
According to the President, Nigeria has a lot to be grateful for because it is not prone to natural disasters.
Recall that the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari had released the sum of N200 billion to the Population Commission to conduct a national census.
While a large chunk of the funds were deployed by the agency in the preliminary stages of the census collation, the Federal Government had to postpone the exercise owing to other exigencies.
More to come…