Updated: 6 months ago views: 6264 category: ask naij the new population census in nigeria is an important task that the authorities have to carry out this process is necessary for religious, ethnic, political reasons, corruption, etc in this article, we will discuss the main obstacles of conducting a census in nigeria. “these figures are just guesstimates nobody knows whether the population is 120 million, 150 million, 200 million – no nigerian, not the npc, the un, the world bank,” odimegwu explained to africa check “unless you conduct a proper census, which has never been done without political interference, it is. The political leaders also became even more enthusiastic than others about the census returns, because they regarded them as an instrument of political power the census of 1962 thus it was the enthusiasm or over-enthusiasm of the citizens against which the 1962 population census in nigeria had to contend. The importance of population census cannot be over emphasised it provides the facts essential to government for policy-making, planning and administration the characteristics of the population drive the decision-making that facilitates the development of socio-economic policies that will enhance the. The politics of census in nigeria 5727 words feb 20th, 2011 23 pages chapter one introduction 11 background to the study population is the major determinant of national affairs it leverages power and determines public policy and revenue allocation as areas with higher population are entitled to a. The 1952/1953 population census was regarded as the first modern, national and carefully planned census in nigeria the 1973 census conducted between november 25 and december 2 was not published on the ground of deliberate falsification of the census figures for political and /or ethnic advantages the 1991. Places where large numbers of people go uncounted get less than their fair share of political representation and federal resources meanwhile in nigeria, the government expected that its first post-independence census in 1962 would provide an empirical basis for representation in what was then a new. Ten main groups were recorded during the 1931 census as follows: (1) hausa, (2 ) lbo, (3) yoruba, (4) fulani, (5) kanuri, (6) ibibio, (7) munshi or tiv, (8) edo, (9) nupe, and (10) ljaw according to nigeria handbook, eleventh edition, 'there are also a great number of other small tribes too numerous to enumerate separately[.
The politics around the consequences of censuses in nigeria has made it tricky to conduct them what we aren't really told is that even the unpd can hardly pinpoint the current and future population of nigeria with any accuracy this is due to the fact that the underlying data on the ground are so suspect. Nigerian census surprises experts haub c pip: in 1989, nigeria set up the independent national population commission (npc) to undertake a long awaited, free of political tampering census the head of the npc separated the country into 7 census areas someone with no natal or marital connection to the area headed. Repeating itself the outline of the remainder of this article is as follows: in section 2, we present the geographical, political and ethnic maps of nigeria so as to situate subsequent discussions in their correct context preparation for and conduct of the 2006 census are described in section 3, whilst the provisional results are. Census-taking is a very sensitive issue that has remained intractable in nigeria a series of censuses makes it possible to appraise the past, accurately describe the present, and estimate the future in this article, we give an exposition of census-taking in nigeria for the period 1866–1992 it is my contention that political and.
Census politics in nigeria: an examination of 2006 population census bar (mrs) adeline idike a eme, okechukwu i department of public administration and local government university of nigeria, nsukka abstract ever since the independence of nigeria in 1960, scholars as well as developmental. The politics of population in nigeria tarch 31, 1964 60 ne$herhall way cambridge, kgland mr bichard h' oite institute of current, world affairs 66 ladison avenue new york, 17 new york dear ir nol%e: if nigeria's 1963 census figures are correc% nd there really are 55,653,821 pe0ple in th% huee sprawlingntion,. Basically, this study is mainly concerned with the population census conducted in nigeria, that is its political, economic, social and cultural effects and the general implications the scope is limited, reason being that the impact of population census is within a particular country (nigeria) limitations.
The issue of religion and ethnicity has become problematic especially when it has to do with the issues of politics and population census in nigeria the association of religion and ethnicity in nigerian population exercises which has always resulted in doctoring of census figures is the main focus of this. Full length research paper the influence of politics and ethnicity on population census exercises in nigeria eze u basil department of geography and meteorology enugu state university of science and technology, enugu, nigeria email: [email protected]m.
Census challenges in nigeria poor culture of census taking perception of census data for only political representation and revenue allocation undue interference by political and community leaders in census plan implementation census challenges in nigeria contd mutual suspicion of inflation of census figures by.
Population census in nigeria , the case of michika adamawa state the first documented census in the entity called nigeria was conducted by the british in 1866 the government of nigerian seems to be playing politics over the years with population fingers ostensibly because the sharing of the national revenue is. Because seats in the house of representatives were apportioned on the basis of population, the constitutionally mandated decennial census had important political implications (see population , ch 2 the first republic , ch 4) the northern region's political strength, marshaled by the npc, had arisen in large measure. 'since the mere publication of the census figures precludes a leader of a major political party from aspiring to the leadership of the nation, something must be wrong with the set-up in nigeria when one can already know that he has won and his opponent lost a general election on the basis of census figures'-dr michael. Census-taking is a very sensitive issue that has remained intractable in nigeria a series of censuses makes it possible to appraise the past, accurately describe the present, and estimate the future in this article, we give an exposition of census-taking in nigeria for the period 1866-1992 it is my contention that political and.