The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi backs the Federal Government of Nigeria following the decision to postpone the 2023 census.

On Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed postponed the 2023 national census scheduled for May 3-7 indefinitely.

Addressing the development, Peter Obi emphasized how perfect the move was despite the country being due for the headcount.

In a statement via Twitter, he wrote;

“FGN’s decision to postpone the 2023 Population and Housing Census, scheduled for 3-7 May 2023, to a date to be determined by the incoming Administration is a propitious and welcome development. National Census is a critical development and nation-building tool.


Even though Nigeria is long overdue for a census, conducting one requires proper planning and diligence to ensure the sanctity of the results; the efficacy of the data gathered therefrom, as well as their utility in driving national development goals, our living standards and growing national housing deficits.

It is hoped that when eventually the census is conducted, it will serve as confidence-building measures instead of being fraught with the usual controversy. -PO”

Peter Obi reacts as FG postpones 2023 census

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