Senate asks Buhari to organize census in 2018

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ABUJA, OCTOBER 19, 2016 – The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution urging President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a proclamation for the conduct of the National population and Housing census in 2018.

The resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi (APC, Kaduna North) and four others.

The Senate also called on the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), the National Population Commission and Ministry for Budget and National Planning to make adequate provision in the 2017 budget for the census.

Moving the motion, Hunkuyi said that the last population census was conducted in 2006 and that in line with the United Nation Organization (UNO) another exercise should have been conducted this year.

He said in accordance with international best practices, a well planned and executed census population should take a minimum of 2 years.

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