President Bola Tinubu has promised to support National Population Commission (NPC), to conduct the botched census in the country.
ADULAWO NEWS reports that President gave the assurance at the launch of the National Geospatial Data Repository, Digital CRVS System and inauguration of the National Coordination Committee for CRVS at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday.
Tinubu while calling for collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, underscored the relevance of data to national growth.
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He called on the census experts to deploy cutting-edge technology in gathering data on Nigeria’s population.
According to the President, the nation cannot afford to lag behind in efficient data sourcing.
Tinubu noted that Nigeria has a lot to be grateful for because it is not prone to natural disasters.
Recall that the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari had released the sum of N200 billion to the Population Commission to conduct a national census.
The Federal Government, however, postponed the exercise owing to other exigencies.
According to him, “Collecting accurate and reliable information is an essential governance activity which is also consistent of our renewed hope agenda. The commission will therefore be supported in the conduct of the next census.
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“May I, in a special way, thank the private solution providers for this laudable project and assure them that the Federal Government of Nigeria will always extend their hand of partnership to all private investors that want to partner with this government at all levels.”