In order to explore potential revised dates for the population and housing census, the National Population Commission is planning to meet with President-elect Bola Tinubu before his inauguration.
This comes after the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced on Saturday that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the census’s indefinite postponement. The census had previously been scheduled for May 3–7, 2023.
The minister announced that the new date would be decided by the incoming administration.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Punch said: “We don’t have anything else to say other than what the Minister of Information and Culture said in his statement. That is the position of the Federal Government.
“The only thing I can add to that is that the commission will engage the incoming President even before his inauguration on May 29. Just like we have been having engagements with the outgoing administration, we will meet with His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on the new date for the census to gauge his feeling and know the direction in which he wants to go, but we are not in a position to suggest a date to him.”