BREAKING: FG postpones population and housing census till May
The federal government has rescheduled the 2023 population and housing census, which had previously been scheduled for March 29, 2023.
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, announced to State House correspondents on Wednesday, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The exercise will now take place in May 2023, according to the Minister.
He also revealed that the Council approved a sum of N2.8 billion for the National census to purchase software for the census.
He said, “There was a memo presented by the National Population Commission, seeking some software to allow them to conduct the census in May this year. I believe because of the rescheduling of the elections, they cannot commence the census as scheduled.
“They sought Council’s approval for a contract to procure software for the census at the sum of N2.8 billion.”