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NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION PARTNERS WITH WOMEN IN RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION TO GREEN 2023 CENSUS

August 1, 2023

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The National Population Commission (NPC) is collaborating with the Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A) to green the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census.

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The National Population Commission (NPC) is collaborating with the Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A) to green the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census.

The Chairman of National Population Commission, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, FNSA stated this when he received in audience the North Central Regional Coordinator of Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A), Ms. Moji Makonjuola, MFR, in his office at the Commission’s Headquarters, Abuja.

The partnership aims to make the census climate-responsive by capturing climate-relevant quantitative information at household levels. This information will provide primary data on the impacts of climate change on Nigerian households and vice-versa.

“We are excited to partner with WIRE-A to green the 2023 census,” said Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra. “This partnership will help us to collect valuable data on the impacts of climate change on Nigerian households, which will be essential for informing climate adaptation and mitigation policies.”

He said that Nigeria has signed to reduce emissions through the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and that the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has incorporated global population size and growth into its emission data projections in line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which seeks to stabilize the atmospheric concentrations of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and stem the tide of climate change.

Moji Makonjuola, North Central Regional Coordinator of WIRE-A, said, “We are pleased to partner with the NPC on this important initiative. We believe that the Green Census Initiative will help to make the census more inclusive and responsive to the needs of all Nigerians.”

‘We believe that as Nigeria’s foremost Women Energy Association, our expertise, resources and commitment to environmental responsibility will greatly contribute to the success of the Green Census Initiative,’ she added.

The Green Census Initiative is part of the NPC’s commitment to making the 2023 Census a more sustainable and environmentally friendly event. The initiative will use digital technology to reduce the use of paper and other resources, and it will also promote the use of renewable energy sources during the census.

The 2023 Population and Housing Census was postponed by the last administration for a date to be determined by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government. However, President Tinubu has promised to support the NPC to complete the Census exercise.

Census is a critical tool for planning and development, and it will help to ensure that Nigeria’s resources are used in a fair and equitable manner.

The partnership between the NPC and WIRE-A is a significant step forward in the effort to green the 2023 census. The initiative will help to make the census more inclusive, sustainable, and responsive to the needs of all Nigerians.

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