Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Kwarra has urged Nigerians to participate in the counting exercise during the forthcoming population and housing census.
The census is billed to commence on May 3 and end on May 7, 2023. Kwarra stated that apart from being a national event, census would enable the government and other agencies with accurate data to work with.
According to him the Commission has spent a lot of resources and efforts to ensure that the counting exercise was credible and successful.
Speaking through Husaini Isiyaku, his Special Assistant, Kwarra said all these at a workshop held for social media influencers and bloggers in the country on Saturday in Abuja.
“Census is a national event and it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate by presenting themselves to be counted. The commission will no doubt, need the support of all stakeholders to deliver to the country credible and reliable data it can use for sustainable development planning.
“Over the years, the commission has invested considerable time and resources in planning for the census by drawing from its rich institutional experience spanning two censuses and a pool of tested professionals to give the nation a truly digital and scientific census that will generate data for planning within the context of our present realities.”