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Release 2022 Census Proclamation, PAN Says to Buhari – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Population Association of Nigeria (PAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a presidential proclamation for the conduct of the National Housing Census in 2022 in Nigeria.

PAN Chairperson Prof. Rhoda Mundi made the call while speaking to reporters on Monday in Abuja, said every Nigerian must be counted, there is a plan by the National Population Commission to conduct a census digital in Nigeria in 2022,

Mundi, who is also a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari should issue a presidential proclamation on the census to send the right signal to Nigerians, including international communities.

She said, “I’m surprised the president hasn’t made any proclamation on the census. And that will send the wrong signal. As if he didn’t believe the census would be credible. And so people will start calling why is the president hesitating? And so I think it’s better that he makes this proclamation sooner, the better it is for all of us, and even for the international communities to know what’s going on.

“And that is something that has an impact on the question of constitutional review that should be taken into account. Look at the elections every four years, you know that an election will take place. Now, since the last elections had take place in 2019. Immediately after the elections, people are planning for 2023 that there will be elections. Why can it be the same with the census? The census that we are supposed to have periodicity, we know it once every 10 years, we are for the census.

“We, as the People’s Association of Nigeria. We work with data. We It is an organization made up of demographers, academics, statisticians, even lawyers, health workers of all kinds of people interested in population issues. And so once we know that yes, that all Yes, we are going to have the census, you will plan the next one.

“So you don’t have to wait for them to do the budget. The last census should have been taken in 2016, but they say 2018. It is 2022 that awaits our proclamation. You therefore also benefit from paid assistance. That’s what I’m saying, in essence, the people’s association of Nigeria is in favor of that.

She noted that data collection is not just for one country but international development.

She said, “Your data when you collect data, you collect your data on the demographics of your population, how many men? How many females? Your collection on age composition? How many? And what age groups do you collect on social characteristics?

“How many are married, how many are single, how many and so on. Are you captivated with the economics of the people? How many? What do the people do? How many are engaged in agriculture? How many are professionals? How many, so when you have that data, it’s not just us. But everyone, there’s no industry that doesn’t use demographics.”