The Federal Government has allocated over N190 billion for the conduct of the 2022 census exercise, Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity disclosed this in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Committee Sen. Sahabi Alhaji Yaú (Zamfara North) spoke to newsmen after he defended the 2022 budget of the agencies under his committee before the Appropriation Committee.
According to him, “The President is ready to conduct the National Census by 2022 and you know what census means you know it is capital intensive. “So much has been allocated, if it is not sufficient most likely the President will come up with a supplementary budget to be able to conduct the census properly to be accepted by all Nigerians.”
“Over N190b allocated for the exercise. We are waiting for the President to proclaim when the activities will commence.” (Tribune)