Babjide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, has asked all citizens to actively participate in the 2023 National Population and Housing Census.
At the census summit, which the state organized to inform stakeholders of the significance of the 2023 census to the growth of the state, Sanwo-Olu made the call.
The topic of the 2023 Census, according to The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS), is “Getting the People Involved.”
The governor extended gratitude to the summit’s stakeholders in attendance.
Your presence demonstrates the significance of this exercise and the group’s commitment to seeing that the desired outcome is realized, particularly in Lagos State.
“We cannot overstate how important a reliable national census is to successful and goal-oriented planning.
Sanwo-Olu said, “This exercise is extremely important because in addition to the population estimate, the census will also give us crucial data and statistics in many other areas that will enable us to plan better and deliver infrastructure and social services to the people of Lagos State more effectively.
He remembered that the most recent census in Nigeria took place in 2006.
The outcome of the exercise, in his opinion, showed that Lagos State had a population of 9,013,534, which was later revised upward to 12,772,884 in 2019, making our state’s population the second largest in Nigeria, behind Kano State.
“Even though Lagos State has consistently disputed these numbers, we have always been clear that they do not accurately represent the state’s population.