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    Preparations are almost complete for Nigeria's national census which starts on November 25th.

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    Preparations are almost complete for Nigeria's national census which starts on November 25th.

    The Federal Military government ear-marked some 25 million Naira (about GBP16 million sterling) and the National Census Board has spent about two thirds of the money on the preparations for the massive operation. The job has involved training census officers and counters, printing tons of census forms, deploying census staff throughout the country, and publicising the operation.

    The Census Board has employed some 300,000 people -- 120,000 as counters, the same number from the Army for security, and another 60,000 to administer the head count.

    This is Nigeria's tenth year as a republic: the 1963 census put the country's population at 55,670,000. The official estimate in 1972 was 69,520,000, although the United Nations estimated the population at 58,000,000.

    The final stages of the preparations involve numbering and listing houses, and the distribution of census forms to enumerators. Once this is done, all will be set for the seven day head count starting on November the 25th.

    SYNOPSIS: Preparations have almost been completed for what will be Nigeria's first national census in ten years. Wide publicity has been given to the census which starts on November the twenty-fifth.

    The Federal military government ear-market some sixteen million pounds for the operation. The National Census Board has spent about two thirds of the money so far. The job has involved training and deploying census officers, printing tons of census forms as well as spreading the world to all corners of the country.

    The Census Board has employed some three hundred thousand people for the job. One hundred and twenty thousand as counters, the same number from the Army for security, and another sixty thousand as administrators.

    But the success of the operation depends on the co-operation of the people, and signs have been pasted up everywhere. The army will be used to see that things go smoothly and to keep order at counting points throughout the country.

    When Nigeria became a Republic in nineteen sixty three, a national census put the population at about fifty-five and a half million. An official estimate last year indicated that the population may have increased by as much as fourteen million.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4O5YSEVM3IKTJ4VP2ZRA14S6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4O5YSEVM3IKTJ4VP2ZRA14S6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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