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Significance of 2006 Head Counts and House Census to Nigerian Sustainable Development

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Author(s): Kofo A. Aderogba

Journal: International Journal of Basics and Applied Science
ISSN 2301-4458

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 224;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Population census | Limitations | Sustainable development | Virtues | Nigeria

ABSTRACT
The 2006 population censu was scheduled, planned and executed. The objective of this paper is to highlight the uniqueness and credible attributes of the exercise: and to make recommendations for subsequent census exercisein the country. The state commisioners were interviewed. NPC (National Population Commision) websites was visited and documents from the NPC office were perused. Literatures on National Population Commision were also read and used. The structure, system and organization can be compared to thatof developed countries. The organisation now use new and improved technology. The activities of the organisation are more reliable as enumeration areas were demarcated to scales. AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) were implored and Geographic Information System was intended to be used to store the results. Suffice it to say that despite all efforts made by all organs of Government to create awareness and plan logistics, some challenges were still encountered. Nevertheless, there were also some positive responses as it threw more light on the number, quality, type and design of houses in various communities. All organs of the governments were engaged. From planning to execution, adequate awareness and preparation were made to avoid the usual riddles that characterized the previous exercises. The total population is 140, 003,542 unevenly distributed on the territory.
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