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June 10, 2023 – The National Population Commission (NPC) in Anambra State has assured the public of its preparedness to deliver a credible, reliable, and acceptable 2023 Population and Housing Census, despite its postponement by the federal government. In a one-day breakfast meeting with media executives, Chidi Ezeoke, the Federal Commissioner representing the State in the Commission, expressed optimism about the announcement of a new date for the exercise by the new administration, emphasizing the importance of utilizing digital technology for proper planning and development.

According to Dr. Joachin Ulasi, the Anambra NPC Director, preparations for the headcount began in 2014, and all 21 Local Government Areas in the State have been adequately demarcated for the success of the exercise. The Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu, welcomed the postponement, stating that it would provide the NPC with an opportunity to perfect the project and ensure a holistic and acceptable census.

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The decision to postpone the census was made after extensive consultations between the Commission and the government, including an enlightenment campaign to educate the public. The NPC recognizes that conducting a census is not something to be rushed, and the delay will enable a comprehensive and well-executed exercise similar to those conducted by other countries.

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The new date for the Census has finally been announced, putting an end to the anticipation and uncertainty. The Anambra State government, in collaboration with the NPC, revealed that the 2023 Population and Housing Census will take place on August 15, 2023. This significant event will mark the first-ever digital census in Nigeria, paving the way for efficient data collection and analysis for better planning and development.



With the new administration fully committed to this endeavor, the census is expected to capture every segment of society and provide valuable insights for various sectors. The delay in conducting the census has provided the National Population Commission with an opportunity to further refine its strategies and ensure the success of the exercise. The government is determined to avoid any possible stampede or hasty implementation, prioritizing accuracy, inclusiveness, and reliability.

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In conclusion, the Anambra State NPC has reaffirmed its readiness to carry out a credible and reliable 2023 Population and Housing Census. The postponement has allowed for proper planning and preparation, with the Commission taking advantage of digital technology to enhance data collection. The announcement of the new date, August 15, 2023, has provided clarity and direction, marking a significant step forward in the nation’s census efforts. As Nigeria prepares for this historic undertaking, expectations are high for a comprehensive, inclusive, and successful census that will lay the foundation for informed decision-making and development planning.

Source: TheNationOnlineNG

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  1. Pls sir, notify me when training of enumerators and supervisor in Nigeria population census 2023 will commence.

  2. Oyindamola Barakat

    Pls sir,notify me when training of enumerators and supervisor in Nigeria population census 2023 will commence

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