2023: We Strongly Prepared For Census Exercise – Uzodimma
The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, on Wednesday disclosed that the state was prepared to take part in the April 2023 national census exercise which would be conducted by National Population Commission.
The governor in his remarks at a stakeholders summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census in Owerri, the state capital, said that a well carried out national census exercise would help the Federal and State Governments formulate and execute policies that would help the citizenry.
Uzodimma said that though the United Nations recommended that a national census exercise ought to be carried out every ten years but he lauded the administration of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), for approving that the exercise be undertaken after it was last held in 2016.
The governor said, “National population census is so important that the United Nations recommends that it should be conducted every 10 years.
That is ideal, but countries that have peculiar challenges ranging from financial to manpower shortcomings or challenges of difficult topography or insecurity are allowed to work at their pace.
But the most important thing is that periodically, a population census is held, instead of relying on rough estimates, which rarely reflect the true population dynamics.
Imo prepared for 2023 exercise, says Uzodimma.