The much-anticipated Nigerian population census has been postponed by two months.
Following the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced the Nigerian population census postponement.
He stated that the decision to move the census was necessitated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s postponement of the gubernatorial and state assembly elections from March 11 to March 18, 2023.
The exercise, which was originally scheduled for March 29, will now take place in May, with no specific date given.
The minister also revealed that the National Population Commission (NPC) was given N2.8 billion by the council to purchase census software.