Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

PRESIDENT BUHARI UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL CENSUS TO SECURITY.

President Muhammadu Buhari, says the national census scheduled for next year will help in the fight against insecurity.

The President who stated this at a national stakeholders summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census held at the State House in Abuja, noted that the deployment of digital technology will ensure effectivedeployment of census data.

He however, observed that the country’s inability to conduct a population census in the last sixteen years, has created an information vacuum as the data from the last census conducted in 2006 have been rendered out of date for planning purposes.

He pointed out that it has become imperative for the nation to conduct another national census to produce a new set of demographic and socio-economic data that will provide the basis for national planning and sustainable development and called for the support of stakeholders.

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