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Oyo: Demographic survey completed in 16 LGAs, NPC official says

The survey is conducted every five years, the last being held in 2018. The exercise is to update data and gather information about Nigerians.

• March 21, 2024
The National Population Commission (NPC)
The National Population Commission (NPC)

The National Population Commission (NPC) announced on Thursday that it has concluded the 2023/2024 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) in 16 LGAs in Oyo.

NPC’s South-West 2023-2024 NDHS coordinator, Rotimi Ilelaboye, said in Ibadan on Thursday that the remaining local governments would be rounded off before the end of April.

Mr Ilelaboye, however, said the exercise was not without some challenges.

“We occasionally encountered some difficult respondents who would take time before granting us their consent,” he said.

The survey is conducted every five years, the last being held in 2018. The exercise is to update data and gather information about Nigerians.

The survey has also helped provide invaluable insights, leading to evidence-based policies, public health interventions, and a broader development agenda for the country.

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