The National Population Commission (NPC) through its chairman, Nasir Kwarra, has lamented on the gubernatorial and state assembly election postponement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC saying it will likely affect the earlier date slated for the 2023 national housing and population census which was scheduled for March 29, 2023.
The chairman made this known while speaking at a meeting with the Resident Representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Ms Ulla Mueller, in Abuja.
Recall that INEC announced late Wednesday that the governorship and state assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on March 11 had been postponed by one week, to March 18.
As a result, the NPC chairman said he would consult with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buahri (retd.), on a suitable date for the national census to begin as no date specifically had been assigned for it.
On her part, the Resident Representative pledged the support of the UNFPA in ensuring the success of the exercise.
She, however, explained that the conduct of a post-enumeration survey would also give credibility to the census and reiterated the significance of the exercise to the attainment of the sustainable development goal.