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The National Population Commission, NPC, has stated that the census exercise will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2023.
This was disclosed by the NPC chairperson, Nasir Kwarra, on Friday while speaking with the press after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house, Abuja.
Kwarra said the 2023 census would prioritise the use of technology.
He said, “From March 29 to April 2, our staff will be on the field enumerating people.
“This census is going to be different from past censuses. The theory and practice is essentially the same, but we’re using high-end technology to conduct this census and it’s such that nobody can tamper with any figure. Nobody will be counted more than once.
“We’re visiting households to do direct interface with the household, collect data.
“In the past, if you’re doing an operation manually, it’s very cumbersome. But this is being aided by technology and I believe it’s going to be transparent and very fast, and it is going to be verifiable, because we are able to provide data up to local government, up to ward level.
“So, it is something that you can always verify.”
Kwarra added that the global positioning system (GPS) and satellite imagery would be used during the exercise, noting that the demarcation of areas had already been completed.
Nigeria last conducted a national census in 2006.