The politics of census in nigeria 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 greater. The federal ministry of health and the national population commission have commenced the 2018 nigeria demographic and health survey (ndhs. History of population census in nigeria ever thought of counting the entire number of people living in a particular area or country ever occurs to you while you see officials of the national population census and you asked the following questions, what is population census how does the program started who started it reasons for the program all of this will be clearly answer in course of.
History of population censuses in nigeria nigeria has a long history of census takings spanning over a century the first census was conducted in 1866 and this was followed by censuses of 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901.
Protests, boycotts, charges of fraud, and murder greeted nigeria’s headcount last month—its first in 15 years but while census taking is a fraught exercise in nigeria, a surprising number of other countries haven’t conducted a census since 1990. Population census is the process of collection, assessment, publication and distribution of demographic, economic and social data residents of a country problems associated with population census in nigeria 1 high level of illiteracy: as a result of illiteracy, it has become quite difficult to conduct a successful population census as. Case study: nigeria the first census was held in nigeria in 1866 the colonial authorities conducted other census exercises in 1871, 1901 and 1911, whereas all these covered only the lagos colony and in 1911, the southern protectorate.
To become the population centre of excellence and most responsive public institution in nigeria mission statement to be the leading demographic agency in africa, meeting the data needs of all end-users and ensuring a robust population quality for national transformation. Nigeria has a long history of census takings spanning over a century the first census was conducted in 1866 and this was followed by censuses of 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 however, all these earlier censuses were restricted to lagos colony and its environs the 1871 census marked the beginning of decennial census taking in nigeria in line with the british decennial tradition.
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.
The history of census in nigeria has been replete with instances of controversies and politization since the colonial census, conducted for tax purpose, which met population hostility and falsifications, to the 1st fairly scientific census conducted in nigeria in 1952-1953, which was met with apathy, and the censuses conducted since the independence (in 1960, 1963, and 1973), which were well. However, the objective of this piece of work is to examine the census exercises in nigeria it also dwells on the circumstances, structure, arrangement, and organization of the 2006 census, and evaluates its credibility based on the assesment, suggestions were made for improvement of subsequent census in nigeria and elsewhere.
State population, 2006, total population, housholds by state, 2006, distribution of households by type of housing unit, 2006, distribution of households by number of exclusive sleeping rooms, 2006, distribution of households by main material of the floor, 2006. (nigeria’s constitution dictates that the relative population percentages of every ethnic and religious group must be used to determine the mix of those groups in all federal appointments—including the armed forces 10) the 2006 census does ask people where they live, which can serve as a crude index of ethnic or religious affiliation because these groups are often highly geographically concentrated.