Election postponement may affect census- NPC
Chairman of the National Population Commission, NPC, Mr Nasir Kwarra, during a meeting with the resident representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Abuja
Photo; Joshua Adams/Radio Nigeria
The postponement of the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections may affect the conduct of this year’s population and housing census.
The Chairman, National Population Commission, Alhaji Nasir Isa Kwarra stated this while receiving some digital items from the United Nations Population Fund, UNFA in Abuja.
Alhaji Nasir said no decision has not been reached on conduct of the election, but the President would decide the next line of action.
He applauded United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA for its support and partnership.
“Over the years, the UNFPA’s partnership with the NPC has been invaluable in propelling the vision and mission of the Commission forward in its bid to strive for demographic excellence, a successful and fully digital 2023 PHC and in turn the 2023 PES.
Thus far, the Commission and the UNFPA have spared no expense in the training and equipping the Commission’s ranks with the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to undertake the 2023 PES in line with international best practices”. He added.
The UNFPA Country Representative, Ms Elizabeth Mualler explained that the laptops have all the software’s needed for the exercise.
The UN Agency also pledged to continue to support the commission deliver on its mandate.
Writing by Joshua Adams; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade