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    The Nigerian Federal leader, General Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday (July 27) inaugurated the country's National Census Board.

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    The Nigerian Federal leader, General Yakubu Gowon, on Thursday (July 27) inaugurated the country's National Census Board.

    At a ceremony in Lagos, the capital, General Gowon warned that the next population count in November next year should be flawless. He told members of the Board that they should do their best to avoid the bitter controversy and widespread doubt which marred the last census in 1963.

    The Census is one of nine points of a programme which the military rules have set out to accomplish before they hand over power to civilians in 1976.

    The Board is headed by a retired Chief Justice, Sir Edetokunbo Ademola, and it has representatives from all of Nigeria's twelve states.

    During the short inauguration ceremony, General Gowon stressed the economic political and social benefits of an accurate census. He said that any attempts to distort the results of a new count would adversely affect the rationality of public policy and the allocation of scarce resources.

    Herewith follows a transcript of the address by General Gowon to the National Census Board.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1TR3OC8QG6PI78KQBP6XOT49X
    Media URN:
    VLVA1TR3OC8QG6PI78KQBP6XOT49X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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