NPC spends N200bn for 2023 census preparation…
Written by City Radio on May 19, 2023
The National Population Commission (NPC) says it has spent about N200 billion to prepare for the 2023 population and housing census.
This is part of the N800 billion it expected from the Federal Government as total budget, including cost of more than five years preparation.
Its Executive Chairman, Alhaji Nasir Kwarra, made the declaration at a breakfast meeting with media executives in Abuja on Thursday.
Kwarra said the cost of conducting digital census was high considering the procurement of equipment and data required for the exercise.
He said the Commission recruited about one million personnel in a bid to conduct a credible and acceptable digital census.
He reiterated its commitment to a credible and acceptable census and urged the media to sustain the tempo of publicity.