The national population census scheduled for this year is to hold on March 29 to April 1.
Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Kwarra who spoke to State House correspondents on Friday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa in Abuja, said, “By March 29 to April 2, our staff will be in the field enumerating people.”
He said the technological tools to be deployed would code buildings and landmass.
The NPC chairman, assuring that the commission would conduct a credible census, said non-Nigerians would equally be counted as long as they are in the country at the time of the exercise.
Recall that the last census, held in August 2006, put the country’s population at 140.43 million, made up of 71.3 million males and 69.0 million females.
The population is currently being estimated to be over 200 million.
The 2023 Census, designed to be a detailed enumeration of the Nigerian population, is expected to provide dependable update on human and housing figures.