2023: NYSC to provide support for Nigeria’s population census

Ene Audu

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The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Mohammad Fada says the Scheme is ready to provide the support that will lead to a successful 2023 population and housing census in Nigeria.

The Director General stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman, National Population Commission, Nasir Kwarra in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

General Fadah also appreciated the Commission for involving Corps Members in the recent test-run in preparation for the 2023 census exercise.

According to the Chairman of the National Population Commission, the partnership with NYSC is very crucial to the success of the 2023 national population and housing census.

He said the involvement of Corps Members who are graduates of different courses with the required skills from NYSC will add more credibility to the exercise.

Kwarra who said the last population census was held sixteen years ago commended the Corps Members that participated in the recent census pre-test exercise during the demarcation of all the 774 local government areas of the country for their exemplary performances.

He added that during the 2023 exercise, Corps Members would boost the staff strength of the commission as part of their contributions to national development.

“Partnership with NYSC is very necessary for a credible housing and population census.

The main census in April 2023 will involve mass deployment of trained personnel and materials in order to have accurate demographic data for national planning,” he added.