Nigeria Needs N131bn For Census, Says Chairman NPC




Chairman of the National Population Commission, Mr Eze DuruiheomaThe Chairman of the National Population Commission, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, says Nigeria would require about 131billion naira to carry out the 2016 national census.

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Mr Duruiheoma made the revelation while receiving the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, Professor Babatunde Oshotimehin.

According to him, a strategy document has already outlined the procedures for the census, however, the lack of adequate resources has remained a draw-back for the commission. [eap_ad_2] He urged the UNFPA to assist Nigeria in mobilizing the funds and other resources needed to make the census hitch free and credible.

The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund said that his organization was ready to help Nigeria achieve the goals of the census, however it would require Nigeria to send a strong message to the world and donor agencies to enable the organization work for it.

He further added that it becomes imperative as population data is key to economic data and planning. (Channelstv)[eap_ad_3]

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