Mrs Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin, Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission for Lagos State on Tuesday said that Nigeria was overdue for a census for effective management of the country.
Speaking at an Enumeration Area Demarcation exercise in Lagos, Salu-Hundeyin said that the country would continue to live in darkness developmentally without a census.
“Because without accurate data, no government can manage the people and government must have data to know how many children are being born, how many schools will be needed, how many hospitals, and its workforce.
“This is how to manage a nation successfully; the rate at which we are going, it is a tough job for anybody to manage this country without a census,” she said.
The commissioner said that NPOPC would have wanted census every 10 years as obtained in other countries but the Census Act and the Constitution did not allow that.
“We have written to the federal government and we are showing our preparedness by the EAD, the birth registration and other things that we do.
“But until government gives a proclamation, we can not hold a census and it is over 10 years now since the last census held in 2006.
“Until it becomes a law like the election, we can not impose it on the federal government. Right now, Nigeria is overdue for census,” she said.
BREAKING: Buhari Addresses Nigerians By 7pm
After much pressure, President Muhammadu Buhari will finally address Nigerians by 7pm on Sunday.
His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement.
Many Nigerians have been eager to hear what the President will have to say on the raging COVID-19 pandemic for which NIgeria has recorded 91 confirmed cases.
Adesina said: “President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm.
“Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.”
Buhari: ‘The Man Parading Himself As Nigerian President Is Fake’ — Islamic Scholar, Mohammad Tawhidi [VIDEO]
Australian-based Islamic Scholar, Mohammad Tawhidi who is popularly known as Imam of Peace is not done attacking Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that ORIENTAL TIMES had reported that Tawhidi earlier stated that Buhari is the dumbest person in Nigeria whom he also accused of enabling terrorism.
The Iranian-born Muslim cleric has intensified his attack. This time, he claims that Buhari is fake, stating categorically that he is a Photoshop President.
Tawhidi made his claims during a live broadcast he held on his social media platforms.
In the broadcast which lasted a little over 16 minutes, Tawhidi also blasted President Buhari’s aides who always come in his defence, stating that they’re doing their job as “shoe polishers” who were employed to lick the President’s hands and make him feel good.
Watch the video below.
BREAKING: Nigeria COVID-19 Cases Jump To 97 As NCDC Confirms 8 New Cases
Nigeria has recorded eight (8) new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) in the country, bringing the total number of those infected to 97.
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet on Saturday confirmed the 8 new cases.
According to the tweet, 2 of the new cases are in the FCT (Abuja), 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State.
Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 2 in FCT, 4 in Oyo, 1 in Kaduna and 1 in Osun State
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 28, 2020
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