Minister of State for Budget and Planning, Clem Agba, is expressing concern over the impact of funding, insecurity and cultural differences on the conduct of the 2023 National Housing and Population Census.
The census is scheduled to hold between March 29 and April 2.
Agba spoke at a meeting with members of the private sector and development partners in Abuja, which was convened to address grey areas for a successful exercise nationwide.
The minister explained that over 60 percent of funds needed for the census had been released, adding that funding intervention from development partners remains key.
The meeting is the second for officials of the National Population Commission (NPC), development partners, the diplomatic corps, and members of the private sector amid preparations for the National Housing and Population Census.