Nigeria: President Buhari approves N10 billion for census

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N10 billion to be released for the National Population Commission (NPC) to conduct national census.

President Buhari also approved an additional N4.5 billion for inclusion in the 2021 Budget for the completion of the exercise as part of the preparations for the next census.

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The Acting Chairman of NPC, Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji, making these known in Abuja on Monday while briefing reporters on the release of the funds and the update on the EAD at the NPC headquarters, said, the money will be used for the continuation of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in the remaining 546 out of 774 Local Government Area in the country.