The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Population to investigate the use and management of 200 billion naira that was spent for the suspended 2023 population and housing census


This resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Clement, who stated that it was necessary to probe an exercise aimed at providing the government with accurate and reliable demographic data for policy formulation and planning for sustainable development.


Recall, the former Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, had in March 2023, reveal that a total of N869 billion would be required for the exercise, while the National Population Commission (NPC) says it has spent about N200 billion to prepare for the exercise.


According to the lawmakers, asking relevant questions will avail the house proper information on the matter, in order to keep record and hold the commission accountable.


To this end, the House referred the motion to its committee on population census, to look into the matter and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

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