Insecurity: House of Reps seeks postponement of 2021 Census

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has been advised by the House of Representatives to immediately halt plans of conducting a national census in view of the rising cases of insecurity in the country.

The advice was given after the Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC) was asked to brief the House on the planned exercise.

The Sponsor of the motion of urgent public importance, Rep Shehu Beji Barwa explained to his colleagues that if the exercise is allowed to go ahead, a lot of Nigerians will be denied the opportunity of being counted having been displaced by insurgency and insecurity across the land.