By Stella Obi
Oyo State Government has pledged continuous support to the National Population Commission (NPC) to enable it conduct the forthcoming 2023 census successfully.
Secretary to the State Government, Prof Olanike Adeyemo, made the pledge on Friday, when the management of the commission paid a courtesy visit to her office in Ibadan.
Expressing the readiness of the Oyo State Government to support the commission in its effort to conduct the 2023 census, the SSG said the state will provide requisite support to the commission to ensure successful conduct of the exercise.
She equally urged the commission to continue its cordial relationship with the state government.
She said, “you are having a good time in Oyo State and I want to appreciate the honour of your courtesy visit. I can only promise that as you have been enjoying a good working relationship with Oyo State, it will continue and we look forward to collaborating with you in every way possible”.
In her remarks, the Federal Commissioner NPC, Oyo State, Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji said state governments are major stakeholders in the conduct of the forthcoming 2023 census, hence the need to acquaint the Oyo State Government with the progress in preparation for the forthcoming census.
Dr Oyetunji, who was represented by the senior public affairs officer of the commission, Mrs. Fadekemi Oyewumi solicited the collaboration of the state during the exercise.