Kano state commissioner for information, Comrade Muhammad Garba has assured readiness of the state participate in the coming 2023 population census, assuring that the state will surpass Lagos and any other states of the country interms of number of people.
Garba stated this at a Town Hall meeting organized by the National Publicity Committee, under the National Population Commission (NPC) ahead of the coming population census which is will commence in the next three weeks.
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He said Kano state as one of the most populous states in Nigeria is always in the forefront in terms of population, adding “We have since surpassed Lagos even during the 2006 census but they didn’t agree. But this time around they will know that we are much better interms of population.”
He expressed that census is not a political affairs rather an exercise that will reveal the number of people and households for the development of the nation at large.
He said that “The Kano state government will strengthen it committee in all the corners and crannies of state to create awareness on the importance of the census because the higher the population the more chances for a developing state.”
On his part, Director General of the NPC, Dr. Nasir Isa Kwarra, who represented the chairman of the commission Hon. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information said the census the importance of the exercise cannot be over emphasized.
He added that “For over 17 years now, census has not commenced in Nigeria, which led to an increment of 33% in the population calculated since 2006”
“The census is important for the security, economic, human capital development and others. However, this census will be done digitally and it will be shared across all platforms to avoid illegal thoughts”.
Kwarra disclosed that “All stakeholders should step-down the factual information gathered in this event to their followers without any forms of misinformation disorder”.