National headcount underway as Buhari approves N10b for EAD


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N10 billion to the National Population Commission (NPC) for the purpose of enumeration area demarcation preparatory to the national census.

The fund, according to the Acting Chair of NPC, Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, was for the continuation of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in the remaining 546 Local Government Area of the country.

The Commission had already done Enumeration Area Demarcation in 228 Local Government  Areas across the country.

President Buhari has also approved an additional N4.5 billon to be included in the 2021 Budget for completion of the exercise as part of the preparations for the next census.

The acting Chair of NPC disclosed these in Abuja while briefing reporters on the release of the funds and the update on the EAD at the NPC headquarters.

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