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Tinubu launches National Geospatial Data Repository, assures census holds soon

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President Bola Tinubu has assured that the National Population Commission, NPC will conduct a national census soon.

Tinubu revealed this on Wenesday at the Presidential Villa Abuja, during the launching of the National Geospatial Data Repository, Digital CRVS System and inauguration of the National Coordination Committee for CRVS.

While calling for collaboration among Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, the President underscored the relevance of data to national growth.

Tinubu further called on the census experts to deploy cutting-edge technology in gathering data on Nigeria’s population, saying the nation cannot afford to lag behind in efficient data sourcing.

According to the him, Nigeria has a lot to be grateful for because it is not prone to natural disasters.

Recall that the immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari released the sum of N200 billion to the Population Commission to conduct a national census.

But, the Federal Government postponed the exercise owing to other exigencies.

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