Governor Diri Queries Bayelsa Population Figure, Says Nigeria Lacks Adequate Census | Sahara Reporters

28/09/2022 9:33:00 PM

Governor Diri Queries Bayelsa Population Figure, Says Nigeria Lacks Adequate Census | Sahara Reporters

Governor Diri Queries Bayelsa Population Figure, Says Nigeria Lacks Adequate Census | Sahara Reporters

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has faulted the population figures attributed to the state by the National Population Commission (NPC), saying they were grossly underestimated. The governor also said the current population data for the country was inaccurate and called on the NPC to correct past census figures in the 2023 national census exercise. Governor Diri stated this on Tuesday during the Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census held at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall in Government House, Yenagoa.

Governor Diri Queries Bayelsa Population Figure, Says Nigeria Lacks Adequate Census September 28, 2022 News The governor stressed that the state had grown beyond the current structure of eight local government areas Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has faulted the population figures attributed to the state by the National Population Commission (NPC), saying they were grossly underestimated.Nigerian Operatives Arrest 105 Nigeriens, Togolese, Ghanaians, Others As Illegal Migrants In Bayelsa September 27, 2022 News The Operation, according to the NIS, tagged “Saukan Shaho” meaning the “Eagle has landed” which was sanctioned by the Comptroller-General, Isah Jere Idris, and supported by the state Governor, Douye Diri, led to the arrest of 44 Nigeriens, 35 togolese, 20 Beninese and 6 Ghanaians.Nigeria Burns Part Of N195Billion Cocaine Seized In Biggest Drug Bust September 27, 2022 News The large haul of cocaine, the biggest recovery in the country, was recovered by its personnel in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.Bill To Ensure Rotation Of Presidency Among Nigeria’s 6 Geopolitical Zones Rejected By Senators September 27, 2022 News The Benue Senator told his colleagues that the proposed law was not intended for the 2023 elections having realised that the 2023 polls would have been over by the time the bill runs its full cycle.

The governor also said the current population data for the country was inaccurate and called on the NPC to correct past census figures in the 2023 national census exercise.Governor Diri stated this on Tuesday during the Stakeholders Summit on the 2023 Population and Housing Census held at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Banquet Hall in Government House, Yenagoa.The Operation, according to the NIS, tagged “Saukan Shaho” meaning the “Eagle has landed” which was sanctioned by the Comptroller-General, Isah Jere Idris, and supported by the state Governor, Douye Diri, led to the arrest of 44 Nigeriens, 35 togolese, 20 Beninese and 6 Ghanaians.Buttressing his claim, the governor stressed that the state had grown beyond the current structure of eight local government areas, noting that, for instance, the projected population of Yenagoa, the state capital, points to the fact that the state’s population was misrepresented.The large haul of cocaine, the biggest recovery in the country, was recovered by its personnel in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, from a warehouse in the Ikorodu area of Lagos last week.A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.He said the operation however led to the proper documentations of illegal migrants and migrants in the state with 89 expired travelled documents renewed by the arrested illegal migrants,” the other illegal immigrants have been guaranteed by their home countries of quick documentations.Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that such faulty census figures were responsible for the under-representation of Bayelsa in the House of Representatives with only five members."This bill has become imperative considering the controversies trailing the nominations of persons for elections into various offices especially the offices of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governors if various states of the Federal Republic.

Senator Diri emphasised that due to its tremendous growth and contribution to the national economy as a result of its oil resources, Bayelsa deserved more federal presence.” He commended Governor Douye Diri for his support and understanding that the operation was in the national interest and not targeted at any individual or tribe.The NDLEA Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Deputy Commander General of Narcotics (DCGN), Sunday Joseph who represented the Chairman of the agency, Buba Marwa, said the street value of the drug was estimated at $278,250,000 (N194, 775,000,000).He said: “By the 2006 census figures, Bayelsa had a population of 1,704,515.That figure was not correct.He said the command embarked on the operation between the 9th and the 19th of September 2022 and raided major areas identified by intelligence unit including the Arittalin, Swali, Onopa, Azikoro, Okaka, Bayelsa Plam, Ogbogoro, Obele, Otiotio, Famgbe and areas where there were Bureau de Change.But we are hopeful that the next exercise will give a more reliable and acceptable figure.However, he said the rest will be secured for the purpose of litigation against the suspects who witnessed the procedure and signed the certificate of destruction.“Our government is convinced that the National Population Commission has the commitment and capacity to deliver to Nigerians and, indeed, to Bayelsa State very credible, reliable, valid and acceptable population figures.Related content.The Benue Senator told his colleagues that the proposed law was not intended for the 2023 elections having realised that the 2023 polls would have been over by the time the bill runs its full cycle.

“As a government, we are deeply concerned that Bayelsa has grown beyond the current structure of eight local governments.Clearly, we are under-represented in the House of Representatives with only five members.“Since January 25, 2021, when we commenced our offensive action against drug traffickers, the agency has secured record convictions.And the current projected population of Yenagoa points to these facts.Due to our exponential growth and contributions to the national economy from our oil resources, we deserve more federal presence.” Diri said the NPC should realise that an accurate census is critical to the nation’s democracy and economy because it underpins fair representation in government and enables those in authority to provide appropriate funding for healthcare, schools, roads and other critical infrastructure.The suspects are said to be members of an international drug syndicate that the agency had been trailing since 2018."No matter how we try to allow our sentiments to drive our desire for a very united, equitable country, we equally have a responsibility to balance that with the oath of office that we have taken as Senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The governor described population figures as one of the basic parameters in the sharing of revenue, particularly in Nigeria.In her address, the Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission in charge of Bayelsa State, Mrs Gloria Izonfuo, hinted that the 2023 census would be fully digitalised in line with United Nations principles and recommendations for the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Censuses.Related content.Related content.

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So na census be this one problem It's obvious that the 2023 census will be greatly compromised by people who want to inflate the population of their areas. Na population be his problem ad a governor You're very correct but my question is 'why is this just coming to your consciousness?'

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