In continuation of the ongoing Trial Census fieldwork, the National Population Commission wishes to announce that the census night, which signifies the commencement of persons’ enumeration in the selected Enumeration Areas and Local Government Areas starts on Tuesday night, 19th July, 2022.
Census night is the night immediately before the first day of enumeration set aside for the enumeration of homeless persons. The Enumerators are expected to enumerate all homeless persons seen within the selected Enumeration Areas and LGAs during the census night.
The decision to enumerate homeless persons at night is based on the fact that homeless persons are usually found in designated places such as markets, bridges and motor parks where they pass the night rather than in day time when they are likely to be on the move.
The observance of Census Night is in accordance with international best practice and ensures complete enumeration of the population.
The census reference period for the Trial census will be from the zero hour (00:00) of the first enumeration day, 20th July to midnight (24:00hrs) of the last day, 24th July, 2022.
The Commission calls on residents of those selected areas to support and cooperate with Enumerators as they carry out their assignments professionally.
Isiaka Yahaya, Ph.D
Director, Public Affairs
18th July, 2022