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Ikpeazu urges NPC to capture real population in census exercise

Ikpeazu urges NPC to capture real population in census exercise - the governor&, population, NPC, Ikpeazu, chief nwanne nwabuisi, census exercise, and housing census

By Joe Akwarandu Umuahia

 

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie has urged the National Commission () to ensure that the forthcoming National fully reflects the actual of Abia. made the call when a delegation from led by the Federal Commissioner, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Umuahia. He said that the population of Abia is steadily increasing with the massive influx recorded in metropolitan cities in the state, charging the body to avoid politicizing the exercise. The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, stated that knowing the actual size of Abia’s population will aid in planning and budget preparation, noting that inaccurate population figure will impact negatively on the economy. He commended the for their efforts in the preparation for the exercise and assured them of government’s assistance and support in creating the necessary awareness and sensitization that will enable Abians get proper information on the need to participate fully in the population and housing . Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation, disclosed that they weres in the state to acquaint government of its activities and on the need for government to mobilize its citizens to fully participate in the Enumeration Area Demarcation Exercise, a prelude to the population exercise.

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