NPC seeks law making census compulsory every 10 years




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By Ikenna Osuoha


Abuja – Population Commission (NPC) on Wednesday advocated for promulgation of making conduct of census compulsory in every 10 years in Nigeria.
Mr Nduka Arinzechi, Acting Director, Population Management, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Arinzechi explained that the would override Presidential proclamation which had been the practice.
He said that the would make conduct of census constitutionally mandatory just like .
“We had last census 14 years ago; at the moment, we in the population commission are for census but we are waiting for the ’s proclamation,” Arinzechi said.
The Director, said that there would be international conference on census by April, called for of Nigerians.
He expressed optimism on the capability of the conference yield through the international interactions and ideas on census.
Arinzechi emphasised the imperatives of census which according him are paramount for as well as citizens’ profiling.
According him, census is long overdue; therefore, it has affected almost all sectors of system thereby slowing . (NAN)