Director-General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin, Comrade Issa Aremu, mni, has said that the labour Institute would partner with the National Population Commission (NPC) to achieve a credible and acceptable 2023 Population and Housing Census in the country.
Comrade Aremu stated this during a sensitization workshop organized by MINILS in collaboration with the NPC which was held at the Institute on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Speaking during the workshop, Mr Aremu assured the NPC of the Institute’s support towards the successful conduct of the forthcoming census and charged the organised labour to be agents of the exercise so as to ensure the country gets accurate data that will aid national planning and development.
Comrade Aremu, while appreciating the leadership of the NPC for its firm commitment to the exercise, said the partnership will lead to an increase in inputs into the production process.
In his address, the National Chairman, National Population Commission, Alhaji Nasir Issa Kwarra, noted that Nigeria’s population is her “greatest asset’’ in national development which needs to be harnessed to give citizens a better livelihood and called on Nigerians to support the Commission in its bid to give the country a reliable demographic data through the census.
He further assured Nigerians of the Commission’s total commitment to positively rewrite the history of censuses in Nigeria and deliver an accurate, reliable, and acceptable census that will be purposefully relevant in the drive towards sustainable national development.
The workshop tagged: “The Imperatives of Census for Organised Labour” witnessed the presence of the Director-General of NPC, Dr. Osifo Tellson Ojogun, two NPC Commissioners: Hon. Razaq Folorunsho Gidado (Kwara) and Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo), SA to Kwara State Governor on Labour, Comrade Abdulmumin Onagun, other top NPC officials as well as over 500 participants from the organised labour.