Senate President David Mark yesterday harped on the need for the
country to get its statistics right on population census as there are
always conflicting figures on the population of the country
He made this known yesterday when the Senate confirmed the appointment
of Alhaji Hassan Bashir and Hon Olarewaju Emanuel Fayemi as members of
the National Population Commission (NPC).
The former chairman of NPC, Festus Odimegwu, lost his job when he
claimed that past population census in the country were flawed
Mark said “Population is a very serious issue in this country and I
believe that the appointees will bring something on board so that we
know our true figures. Every time we talk about statistics in this
country, depending on who you are talking to, we don’t appear to have
the accurate figure. I hope that they will help to bring something on
board so that we can know our true population in this country.
Meanwhile the Senate also confirmed the appointment of Dr Adedoyin
Salami, Prof Chibuike Ugochukwu Uche, Dr Shehu Yahaya and Abdul-
Ganiyu Garba as members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the
Central Bank of Nigeria.