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We’ve already spent over N200bn ‘on logistics’ before census postponement — NPC Chairman

The chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nasir Isa-Kwarra, on Thursday, hinted at how N224 billion released by the Federal Government for the 2023 housing and population census was spent.


The initial money budgeted for the exercise was N800 billion but was cut short after the postponement.


Isa-Kwara mentioned in Abuja during a breakfast meeting with media executives that the N224 billion has been spent on preparations for the exercise which include printing of papers, and training of adhoc staff members, among many other miscellaneous.


Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari postponed the census after several meetings with stakeholders in late April.


The federal government abruptly postponed the 2023 national census billed to take off in the first week of May, 2023 stating that the incoming administration will take a decision on when the census will hold.




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