The commencement of the 2023 national housing and population census earlier slated for March 29 is likely to be affected by the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections.
This is according to the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Mr. Nasir Kwarra, who was speaking at a meeting with the resident representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Abuja.
Oyo News reported that the Guber and House of Assembly elections earlier scheduled for March 11, have been shifted to March 18 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Although no specific date is fixed for the commencement of the census exercise, Mr Kwarra told reporters that he will consult with President Muhammadu Buhari for a suitable date for the national census.
On her part, the resident representative of the United Nations Population Fund, Ms Ulla Mueller, pledged the support of UNFPA in ensuring the success of the exercise.