2023 Census: National Stakeholders Summit To Commence On Thursday

The National Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census at the State House Conference Centre is set to begin in Abuja on Thursday.

President Muhammadu Buhari, as contained in a statement by the director of public affairs of the National Population Commission (NPC), Dr. Isiaka Yahaya, would declare the summit open.

The objective of the summit, which is being organised by the NPC with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is to magnify the national support base for the successful conduct of the 2023 Census.

The statement added that the summit attempts to cultivate and sustain public awareness on the conduct of the 2023 Census including its imperatives, methodology and timelines and solicit the cooperation and support of key stakeholders for the exercise.

The statement read in part: “It will feature presentations on the status of preparations for the 2023 Census, methodology and procedures to be adopted, technological innovations and upcoming preparatory activities in the census calendar.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR will deliver the Keynote Address and perform the public presentation of the 2023 Census Project Document while goodwill messages will be delivered by President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Mr, Mathias Schmale.

“Top government officials at federal and state levels, traditional institutions, media, civil society actors, religious, women and youth groups, academia, the private sector and development partners are expected to participate at the summit.” the statement added.

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