President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10 billion towards smoothing the processes leading to the conduct of a successful population census in the country
The Acting Chairman, National Population Commission, NPC, Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, who disclosed this in Abuja at a press briefing on the commencement of the 10th phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation, EAD, exercise, recalled the commission has been implementing the exercise in phases due to paucity of funds.
Dr Oyetunji said the 10th Phase of the exercise which will commence on October 5th and end on October 29th, 2020, inclusive of training and fieldwork will be conducted in 33 LGAs spread across 25 States and the FCT.
According to him, “As you may be aware a total of 228 LGAs were successfully demarcated across the 36 States and FCT in the previous 9 phases.”
He said, “Hitherto, the Commission had been implementing the EAD in phases due to limitations in the availability and allocation of funds.
“I am however pleased to announce, that His Excellency, Mr President has reaffirmed his commitment towards the successful completion of the EAD and indeed towards the conduct of the next census by approving the release of the total sum of ten billion naira for the continuation of the EAD in the remaining 546 LGA of the country.