The Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission, Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa, has expressed optimism that the 2023 Census will address so many challenges bedevilling the country.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, he assured that most of the issues confronting the country would be addressed when the census was thoroughly conducted, saying that the exercise would show the government the way forward towards solving the problems.
According to him, “the census will provide the needed data for the government and its partners to plan how to respond to people’s needs and how to set the country on the path to sustainable development.”
He added that the data is required is know more about where one resides and not ones village or state, stressing that the essence of the data is to solve people’s problems.
He explained that the country needs to know the composition and the dynamics of its population and as such, people should be counted wherever they are.
He called on all Nigerians to ensure they are counted so that the government would know about the people to help and how government will plan.
The government, after the census, according to him, would have a working document that will be used to respond to peculiar challenges affecting people residing in different parts of the country.