President Muhammadu Buhari, has just approved the release of N10billion to the National Population Commission (NPC) for continuation of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in the remaining 546 Local Government Area of the country.
According to The Nation, the president also approved an additional N4.5 billon to be included in the 2021 Budget for completion of the exercise as part of the preparations for the next census.
Acting Chairman of NPC, Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji, disclosed this in Abuja while briefing reporters on the release of the funds and the update on the EAD at the NPC headquarters.
As expected the News has been received with an uproar from Nigerians as seen in these collation of reactions from social media below:
One kristi wrote “What kind of country is this? That money should have been used for more pressing issues in Nigeria not CENSUS”
One Peters wrote “Naij is too broke for all this. Instead of counting people make life easy for them, mr man.”
One Tobi Sneh wrote “Meanwhile we are hungry and funny thing is them no fit count us accurately ! Life”
One Bilisiu wrote “Someone in government just got richer while the people doing the actual counting will be paid 20k”
One Terry wrote “This one will just sign anything he see for he table.. even if them give am document to sell Nigeria for 5k e go sign am”