World Population Day: NPC preaches family planning for sustainable development

July 29, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has called on the federal government, religious and cultural leaders, citizens and all stakeholders to commit more in harnessing opportunities in human capital by establishing resilience in curbing rapid population growth through family planning services across the nation. Chairman of the Commission Hon. Nasir Isa-Kwarra, stated this Thursday in Abuja to commemorate the 2022 World Population Read More

2023 census: NPC flags off staff training head count

July 4, 2022 Donald Iorchir, Abuja 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) over the weekend flagged off training of essential staff as part of the processes leading to the 2023 national head count. NPC National Commissioner in the Federal Capital) Territory, Mr. Joseph Shazin, who declared the 12-day workshop open, appealed to participants to show sense of seriousness both at the training and in the discharge of Read More

NPC gears up for trial census in Enugu

July 1, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

In readiness for the first fully digital census in 2023, the National Population Commission (NPC) has begun training of its functionaries for a trial census in Enugu state. Addressing newsmen during the kick-off of functionaries training in Enugu, the federal commissioner representing Enugu state, Ejike Ezeh, said the trial census “is another key preparatory activity for the main census.” He Read More

NPC assures credible, acceptable census 2023

May 23, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has assured Nigerians and other development partners of the commission’s commitment towards the conduct of a credible and acceptable census that will provide demographic data for sustainable national planning and development. Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, gave the assurance at the opening of a five-day second level management training of North Central Read More

Beyond the myth: Will 2022 census complicate 2023 general election?

March 25, 2022 Isiaka Yahaya 0

Apart from perceived huge burden on the national economy and escalating insecurity situation, another reason that has been flaunted against the conduct of the 2022 Population and Housing Census is its proximity to the 2023 General Election, slated for February and March 2023. The secondary use of census figures for political representation and distribution of revenues, as against its primary Read More

Proposed census’ll produce incontestable data – NPC

March 11, 2022 Joseph Obung Calabar 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has assured Nigerians that the population and housing census, proposed for November this year, would generate data that no one would be able to contest its authenticity. The commissioner representing Cross River state in the NPC Board, Navy Capt. Charles Ogwa (retd.), said this in Calabar, Friday, while addressing journalists on the on-going enumeration area Read More

NPC to embark on nationwide enumeration, demarcation exercise

March 4, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

In furtherance of preparation for the 2022 population and housing census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed its plan to undertake the updating exercise of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in some previously demarcated local government areas in all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement signed in Abuja by the Acting Read More

NPC ready to conduct first digital population census

January 11, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra has said that the NPC would be ready in May 2022 to conduct the first digital population census is in Nigeria. He spoke after paying a courtesy visit to Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El -Rufai on Monday.The Commission, he said, was more than “ready to give the country Read More

NPC proposes N400bn for census, INEC to submit proposal next week

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) chairman, Alhaji Nasir Isa Kwarra, Thursday said the National Census scheduled to take place next year would cost N400bn. He told the Senate Appropriation Committee that the amount is the total estimate cost of the census. The committee however said submission from NPC will be added to the expected submission from INEC as part of Read More

2022 Census: NPC boss tasks officers on digital skill

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The chairman National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa Kwarra, has charged officers of the Public Affairs Department at the commission on the necessary skills and orientation that will enable them disseminate information digitally in order to ensure effective conduct of the 2022 census exercise. Kwarra gave the charge in his address at the opening ceremony of a 5-day capacity building Read More

NPC conducts pre-test census exercise in 4 Jigawa LGAs

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) is currently running a pre-test census in four local government areas of Jigawa state in preparation against the nationwide census exercise scheduled to hold in 2022. Addressing reporters Tuesday in his office at the federal secretariat, Dutse, the state director, Ibrahim Ahmed Iro, on behalf of the federal commissioner said the pre-test census in the Read More