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The National Population Commission (NPC) has proposed a budget of 222 billion Naira to conduct a fresh national census in 2018.

The Chairman of the commission, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, announced the budget proposal at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Population and Identity Card.

The lawmakers on Monday made an oversight visit to the NPC Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Mr Duruiheoma noted that the proposed sum would be used to enhance the conduct of a technology-based census using the Direct Data Capture machine.

On his part, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, acknowledged that 2018 was the most ideal year to conduct a census before the general elections.

He, however, said that President Muhammadu Buhari would have to give a proclamation first.

The legislator also noted that the budget was huge in the face of Nigeria’s recession and urged the commission to employ other sources of funding once the President assents the budget.

The committee equally probed the application of the NPC’s 4.4 billion Naira 2016 budgetary allocation and its uncompleted permanent site, ten years after the contract was awarded.

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  1. 222 billion Naira for what???!!! ordinary census? Do they need that much? Thieves!

  2. Hahahahahahaha! Dreamers! In this era of Kworshiokor Change Kwo!
    A bi they are already planning how to rig the figure to their advantage?
    So! Hunger starvation and kworshiokor is deealing with Nigerians and they are thinking of Census. It shows how clueless and useless this APC government is.
    Change dole!
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Tinubu!

  3. Habba! For Christ sake, how on earth are you going to use 222 billion naira to count people less than 180 million? That means it will cost approximately 1,233.33 naira to count each person. I hope the figure has not been padded!


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