ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Nasir Isa-Kwarra, the chairman of the National Population Commission, has disclosed how N224 billion released by the Federal Government of Nigeria for the 2023 housing and population census was spent.
He explained that the initial money budgeted for the exercise was N800 billion but was cut short after the postponement.
Isa-Kwara during a breakfast meeting with media executives in Abuja on Thursday, said that the N224 billion has been spent on preparations for the exercise.
They include printing papers and training ad-hoc staff members, among many other miscellaneous.
President Muhammadu Buhari postponed the census in late April after several stakeholder meetings.
President Buhari noted that the incoming administration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu, will decide on the date the exercise will hold.