‘There should be security first’ – reps reject motion to ask Tinubu to fix date for census
The House of Representatives has disagreed on conducting census this year due to insecurity. They rejected a motion asking President Bola Tinubu to fix a new date for census due to the security challenges in the country.
The House, however, resolved to investigate the money expended on the postponed 2023 population and housing census by the National Population Commission (NPC).
The House made this resolution on Wednesday following a motion from Honourable Dominic Okafor drawing attention of the lawmakers to the 200 billion naira spent so far on the census.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the 2023 Population and Housing Census earlier scheduled for May 3 to 7 to a date to be determined by the incoming administration.
The population and housing census earlier scheduled for May 3 to 7, 2023, was indefinitely postponed by former President Muhammadu Buhari in April.
Buhari had given the approval for the postponement after a meeting with some members of the then Federal Executive Council; the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa-Kwarra; and his team.
The national census was lasted conducted in Nigeria in 2006