NPC Awaits Approval from President-Elect Bola Tinubu’s Government
The National Population Commission (NPC) in Nigeria has announced that it will wait for the new government of President-elect Bola Tinubu to give the go-ahead for its operations. The announcement comes after the successful conduct of the general elections and the emergence of Bola Tinubu as the winner.
The NPC is the government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of population data in Nigeria. The agency has been at the forefront of ensuring that accurate population figures are available for planning and development purposes.
According to the NPC, the decision to wait for the new government’s approval is in line with the agency’s mandate to operate within the framework of the government’s policies and programs. The agency also noted that it is committed to supporting the new government in achieving its development goals.
The NPC’s decision has been welcomed by stakeholders in the population and development sectors. They believe that it is important for the agency to work closely with the new government to ensure that accurate population data is available for planning and development purposes.
Experts have also emphasized the need for the NPC to collaborate with other government agencies, civil society organizations, and development partners to ensure that the country’s population data is accurate and up-to-date. They note that accurate population data is essential for effective planning and resource allocation.
The NPC’s decision to wait for the new government’s approval is a positive step towards ensuring that accurate population data is available for planning and development purposes. It is hoped that the agency will work closely with the new government and other stakeholders to achieve its mandate and support the country’s development goals.
NPC will not pay ad hoc staff after indefinite postponement of 2023 census
The National Population Commission (NPC) has announced that it will not proceed with payment for ad hoc staff since they will not be engaged in any field work after the indefinite postponement of the 2023 census. Dr Inuwa Jalingo, the NPC Census Manager, stated this during a media chat in Abuja on Sunday. He noted that payments for functionaries are pay-as-you-go and that the budget for the census is based on the fact that workers would be engaged in the field. He also said that the commission was technically ready to implement the census and that preparation for the exercise continues.
The Director of the Public Affairs Department, NPC, Dr Isiaka Yahaya, urged Nigerians to dismiss misconceptions that the census was postponed due to lack of funding and inadequate preparation by the commission. Yahaya noted that the nation was not losing anything by postponing the census but gained a lot by having extra time to continue preparations to have effective data that would aid planning.
The commission also revealed that it was ready to conduct the National Housing and Population Census but was waiting for a go-ahead from the government of President-elect Bola Tinubu. The commission had all the necessary data and devices for the census, and for those who would be engaged online, the commission would likely provide for their data costs to ensure their participation in the online training.
The postponement of the 2023 census has led to the NPC’s decision not to pay ad hoc staff. The commission, however, stated that it was technically ready to implement the census, and its preparation for the exercise continues. The commission urged Nigerians to dismiss misconceptions that the census was postponed due to lack of funding and inadequate preparation by the commission. The NPC is waiting for a go-ahead from the government to conduct the National Housing and Population Census.
NPC Urges Nigerians to Dismiss Misconceptions about Census Postponement
The National Population Commission (NPC) has called on Nigerians to disregard rumors and misconceptions surrounding the recent postponement of the national census. Dr Isiaka Yahaya, the NPC Commissioner in charge of Operations, has clarified that the decision to postpone the census was not due to lack of funding or inadequate preparation by the commission.
In a statement released on Saturday, Dr Yahaya explained that the postponement was a necessary step to ensure that the census is conducted in a transparent and accurate manner. He emphasized that the commission is fully committed to conducting a credible and reliable census that will serve as a basis for national planning and development.
The NPC had earlier announced that the national census, which was originally scheduled for 2022, would be postponed to a later date due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The decision was met with mixed reactions from the public, with some expressing concerns about the credibility of the census and others questioning the reasons for the postponement.
However, Dr Yahaya assured Nigerians that the commission is working tirelessly to address all the issues that led to the postponement and to ensure that the census is conducted in a transparent and accurate manner. He urged Nigerians to support the commission’s efforts and to disregard any rumors or misconceptions about the census.
The national census is a crucial exercise that provides important data on the country’s population, demographics, and socio-economic status. It serves as a basis for national planning, policy formulation, and resource allocation. A credible and reliable census is therefore essential for the country’s development.
Finally, the NPC has urged Nigerians to dismiss any misconceptions or rumors surrounding the postponement of the national census. The commission has assured the public that the postponement was a necessary step to ensure a credible and reliable census, and that it is working tirelessly to address all the issues that led to the postponement. Nigerians are encouraged to support the commission’s efforts and to await further updates on the new date for the census.
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