The National Population Commission (NPC) has announced that a census exercise will be carried out from March 29 till April 2, 2023.
The chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, disclosed this on Friday shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
“From March 29 to April 2, our staff will be in the field enumerating people. This census is going to be different from past censuses. The theory and practice are essentially the same, but we’re using high-end technology to conduct this census and it’s such that nobody can tamper with any figure. Nobody will be counted more than once.
“We’re visiting households to do direct interface with the household and collect data. In the past, if you’re doing such operations manually, it’s very cumbersome, but this is being aided by technology and I believe it’s going to be transparent, very fast and it is going to be verifiable because we are able to provide data up to local government, up to ward level. So, it is something that you can always verify,” he said.