NPC defends use of N200 billion released for 2023 census
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on November 6, 2023
The National Population Commission, NPC, is saying that it has spent about N200 billion on preparations for the 2023 population and housing census.
The executive chairman of the commission, Nasir Kwarra, made this known at the flag-off of training of interviewers for the 2023 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, NDHS, held in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
Kwarra says the money was used for the procurement of items for the census.
He reiterates that the commission attaches a lot of importance to the outcome of the 2023 NDHS in terms of complimenting the 2023 census in the provision of data for development.
Kwarra adds that though the NDHS coverage is low, being a survey but it will generate more detailed data that will be useful for planning purposes especially in fertility, family planning, reproductive health etc.