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Nigeria Govt Confirm New 2023 Census Date

The 2023 population and housing census earlier scheduled for March 29 has been shifted to May 2023.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the disclosure in Abuja, while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister also disclosed that the decision was necessitated by the rescheduling of the gubernatorial election to March 18.

He also disclosed that the Council approved the sum of N2.8 billion for the National Population commission to procure some software to be used for the conduct of the census.

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“There was a memo presented by the National Population Commission, seeking for some software to allow them conduct the census in May this year. I believe because of the rescheduling of the elections, they cannot commence the census as scheduled.

“They sought Council’s approval for a contract to procure software for the census at the sum of N2.8 billion,” he added.

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