- The national population commission (NPC) has announced the trial of the 2023 population and housing census in Ondo state
- A federal commissioner representing the state, Diran Iyantan, stated that the exercise will hold in five areas of each nine local governments in the state
- Iyantan, in his speech, stated that the commission would deploy digital applications to cover the shortcomings in the previous exercise
The national population commission (NPC) has announced that it will begin a trial of the 2023 population and housing census in Ondo state.
P.M News reported that the federal commissioner representing the state, Diran Iyantan, disclosed this on Wednesday, June 29, during the state-level training workshop at Akure, the state capital.
The commissioner maintained that the exercise would hold in five areas of each of the nine local government areas in the state.
According to Iyantan, the areas in which the exercise will hold are Akoko north west, Akoko south east, Ose, Idanre and Akure south, Ondo East, Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo, Odigbo and Ese Odo.
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He revealed that the exercise was to prepare for the significant census that would be carried out in the country.
Iyantan stated that trained enumerators from Abuja are already in the state training others to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
He revealed that the commission would deploy digital applications to cover the grey areas identified in the previous exercise while stating that the actual trial exercise will start on July 20 and end on July 24.
NPC reveals Nigeria's current population
Legit.ng once reported that the National population commission has revealed that Nigeria's population has hit 180 million people.
According to the commission, the application of adequate census gave them the estimated figure.
The NPC stated that the country must undertake another census for the UN's recommendation.
Akeredolu Backs Matawalle on Self Defense Against Bandits, Makes New Stand on State Police
In another story, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended his Zamfara state counterpart, Bello Matawalle, for calling on the people of his state to get armed and defend themselves.
Zamfara is one of the Northwest states where bandits are rampaging, but Akeredolu said the ban on firearms by FG would halt Matawalle's call.
While reinstating his call for state police, Akeredolu stated that denying regional security outfits the right to bear arms would not help the overstretched national security.