National Population Commission
Is Nigeria’s population the biggest in Africa?
To the above poser, politicians who are using falsified figures to milk Nigeria will answer in the affirmative. But the contrary is the case if authentic census figures could be obtained.
NPC proffers solution to health sector deficit
In an effort to help the government plan for a better health indices for the country, the National Population Commission has launched the sixth Demographic Health Survey (DHS).
NPC begins 2019 VASA survey on under-five children
The National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced 2019 Verbal and Social Autopsy (VASA) survey for policy makers. The survey, a research study, according to NPC’s Federal Commissioner in Borno State, Isa Buratai, seeks to obtain data on the causes of deaths among children below the age of five.
NPC decries high infant mortality in Imo
National Population Commission (NPC) is unhappy with the rate children die in Imo State, where an average of 132 deaths reportedly occur per 1,000 births. The commissioner in charge of Imo, Prof. Uba Nnabue, told newsmen in Owerri yesterday that there was urgent need to curb the menace in the state.
Nigeria’s huge population without quality education
The recent bickering between the United Nations and the National Population Commission over Nigeria’s current population figure is quite unnecessary and embarrassing. And it depicts perhaps, only one thing: that some national institutions of governance do not properly understand their mandates. Nigeria’s National Population Commission is one of them and so some change should begin…
FG appoints Bashir as chairman National Population Commission
Nigeria government on Friday appointed Hassan Bashir as the acting executive chairman of the National Population Commission. Bashir's appointment follows the end of the tenure of the former executive chairman of the commission, Eze Duruiheoma, on January 23, 2019. Director general of the commission, Ghaji Bello, disclosed that the appointment was conveyed in a letter…
30m Nigerian children risk losing identity, says NPC
The National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed that over 30million Nigerian children face the risk of losing their identity due to poor birth registration.
Nigeria begins demographics, health survey
Nigeria Demographics and Health Survey (NDHS) has commenced a nation-wide study to appraise the nation’s population, health and nutrition situation. The Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) for Niger State, Yusufu Mohammed Anka has disclosed. He said about 30 clusters of 1,140 households in 20 local council areas would be surveyed in the…
Vodacom advocates for digitization to create a sustainable Nigeria
Nigeria is one of the fastest developing countries in the world and the most populous nation in the Sub-Sahara Africa continent. With an estimated 198 million people – according to the National Population Commission (NPC) – dependence on existing infrastructure is mounting. Matching population growth with infrastructural development has become an issue of great concern…
FG directs NPC D-G to resume work on Jan. 29
The Federal Government has directed Dr Ganji Bello, Director-General, National Population Commission (NPC) to resume work on Monday, Jan. 29. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, gave the directive on Thursday at an intervention meeting on the industrial dispute which had grounded activities at the NPC in Abuja. Ngige said the appointment of…
NPC protest: FG urges workers to resume
The Federal Government has appealed to aggrieved workers of the National Population Commission (NPC) to resume duty as their grievances were being addressed. The Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, made the call at a stakeholders meeting to resolve the crisis in Abuja. Mrs Rita Agaba ,the President of the NPC workers union, made this…