Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10billion for census in the country.
Mr President on Monday, October 5, approved the release of N10billion to the National Population Commission (NPC) for continuation of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in the remaining 546 Local Government Area of the country.
The president also approved an additional N4.5 billon to be included in the 2021 Budget for completion of the exercise as part of the preparations for the next census. The Nation reports.
Acting Chairman of NPC, Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji, disclosed these in Abuja while briefing reporters on the release of the funds and the update on the EAD at the NPC headquarters.
The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 200.0 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics.