The National Population Commission (NPC), has announced that a new date for the National Census was yet to be fixed but the Federal Government will give the date for the census to be carried out .
The focus of NPC according to the organisation is to make sure that all resources spent are well protected ahead of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the country.
NPC’s Federal Commissioner in Ebonyi Mr Darlington Okereke , said this at a one-day Breakfast Meeting for Media Executives on Friday in Abakaliki.
The commissioner said the protection was important to avoid starting preparations all over when a new date is fixed.
“We also gathered to enlighten you on the next steps forward in the light of the postponement of the conduct by the former President,” he added.
Mr Darlington Okereke stated that it had carried out all the preparatory activities towards the census exercise, including the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) and conduct of pre-tests and trial census amongst others.
“We have conducted recruitment and training of census field staff, procurement and configuration of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), the establishment of ICT infrastructures and logistics support, advocacy and publicity activities.
“The most important task before the commission is to sustain and reinforce the relevance of these activities to the successful conduct of the 2023 census.
“This will ensure that the nation does not have to start afresh the preparations, thereby saving cost.
“The Commission has laid a solid foundation for future censuses,” Okereke stated.