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Funding, insecurity remain concerns ahead national census –FG

The Federal Government has raised concern over the impact of funding and insecurity on the 2023 population census scheduled to hold between March 29 and April 2.The Minister of State for Budget and Planning, Clem Agba, made this known on Monday during a meeting with members of the private sector and development partners in Abuja.

According to Channels Television, one of the objectives of the meeting was how to source for funds for the exercise, and the minister noted that over 60 per cent of funds needed for the census had been released

Adding that funding intervention from development partners remains key, the chairman of the commission promised that the NPC would manage the funds in a transparent manner.

As regards insecurity, the commission allayed fears that the exercise may not hold in some communities, however, there were pockets of insecurity when the NPC conducted the enumeration area demarcation in some local governments.

The meeting was the second for officials of the National Population Commission, development partners, the diplomatic corps, and members of the private sector in preparations for the National Housing and Population Census.


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