Peter Obi commends the Federal Government in the postponement of National Census.
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.
For us in Nigeria, we must not bequeath anarchy to the next generation, it was aimed at building bridges, fostering peace, encouraging development, and promoting mutual understanding among the ethnic nationalities in the country. I seized the opportunity to remind everyone that leadership is a trust for service to society.
The challenges we face as a people are not specific to a particular region. We must, therefore, unite as one to build a nation that everyone will be proud of.
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