NPC to spend about N3bn on census data transmission

The National Population Commission plans to spend N2.77bn on internet and connectivity for the data transmission of census data

This was according to a document presented by the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, during a high-level partners engagement to seek support for the 2023 census in March.

The document showed that a total of N869bn is needed for the census, adding that the government committed N291.5bn, with an additional N327.2bn needed.

In January, the NPC disclosed 786,741 functionaries would be trained for the 2023 census.

The commission disclosed that the functionaries would consist of 623,797 enumerators, 125,944 supervisors, 24,001 data quality assistants, 12,000 field coordinators, 1,000 data quality managers, 1639 centre administrators, and 59,000 LGA level facilitators.

A total of N134.34bn was budgeted for two sets of training for 885,000 persons for building numbering and household listing and enumeration.

The document further indicated that the main census exercise will last for five days with an average cost of N12,018 per person per day

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