Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee that would ensure that the state was well represented in the forthcoming 2023 National Population and Housing Census.
The Secretary to the State Government, Teslim Igbalaye, who inaugurated the committee on behalf of Governor Adeleke says all the relevant agencies would be involved in the planning and execution of the census to ensure its success.
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Governor Adeleke says the committee was put together to ensure that facts and figures about the state were correctly compiled during the exercise, noting that Osun was under-represented in the figures published for the 1991 National Population Census.
In his remarks, the Statistician General, Bureau of Statistics in the state, Mr. Abiodun Ijidele, who doubles as the secretary of the committee, commended the State Government for the proactive steps to ensure that the outcome of the 2023 census reflects the actual number of people living in the state.