Our Mission

To Be the Leading Demographic Agency in Africa, Meeting the Data Needs of all End-Users and Ensuring a Robust Population Quality for National Transformation.

Our Vision

To Become the Population Centre of Excellence and Most Responsive Public Institution in Nigeria

Who We Are

Leading Demographic Agency in Africa, Meeting the Data Needs of all End-Users and Ensuring a Robust Population Quality for National Transformation

0 +
2006 Population Statistics

The Chairman

The National Population Commission had a long history spanning over four decades. The nucleus of the agency was the National Census Board which conducted the 1973 Census and headed by the late Justice Adetokunbo Ademola. It was an adhoc body and became the National Population Bureau after the exercise.

However, the Commission had existed in its present form as a permanent and autonomous body with constitutional power since 1981 when the Late Alhaji Abdulrahman Okene was inaugurated as Chairman with members drawn from 19 states of the federation by former President Shehu Shagari. The Commission never conducted a census.

Following the military takeover of 31st December 1983 and the suspension of the 1979 Constitution, the Commission was dissolved and it reverted to National Population Bureau headed by a Director.

~ Chairman. ALH. Nasir Isa Kwarra 

Stay Updated

Brief History

The National Population Commission had a long history spanning over four decades. The nucleus of the agency was the National Census Board which conducted the 1973 Census and headed by the late Justice Adetokunbo Ademola. It was an adhoc body and became the National Population Bureau after the exercise.

Our Partners