2023 census: Some Nigerians refusing to be counted – NPC


The National Population Commission (NPC) said some Nigerians are reluctant to be counted for the 2023 census.

On Friday in Ebonyi, the NPC listed this among the challenges the commission was facing.

Federal Commissioner, Darlington Okereke gave an update on the implementation of the trial population and housing census.

The official assured that the commission would get it right during the main census.

Okereke said the training of functionaries and massive advocacy were some of the strategies adopted.

Ninety enumerators and nine supervisors took part in the trial census – house numbering and household listing – from July 13 to July 15.

Okereke said the challenges were the absence of household members to be enumerated, outright refusal by some persons, and poor accommodation for functionaries.

“We will re-strategize on continuous public education and formation of Ebonyi Census Publicity Committee, amongst others”, he promised.

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