The National Population Commission felicitates with Muslim Ummah on this year’s Eid-el fitr celebration and prays for the country’s peace, unity and progress as a catalyst for socio-economic development.
The Commission called on the Muslim faithful to imbibe the core values and uphold the vital lessons of Ramadan including love, piety, generosity, sacrifice, perseverance, peaceful coexistence and justice which the holy month teaches, to guide their relations with fellow human beings. The Commission said these traits should be a lifetime habit that should outlive the limited period during which Ramadan fasting was observed.
In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Isiaka Yahaya Ph.D the Commission also urged Muslim leaders to use the occasion of this celebration to sensitize and mobilize the masses to get involved and support the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census. The Commission is in the final stage of preparations to deliver to the country its first fully digital Population and Housing Census that will be credible and acceptable to all. Nigeria’s 2023 Census will be fully digital and will be conducted in accordance with the United Nations Principles and Recommendations for the 2020 Programme on Population and Housing Censuses. It said the census methodology makes manipulation of census figures difficult while ensuring that everyone resident in the country at the time of the enumeration is counted.
“We also want to seize this opportunity to call on the political class to have attitudinal change and not politicize the 2023 Population and Housing Census, but rather to see census data for its fundamental purpose as a tool for development planning.
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