National Population Commission Lagos, Abuja and Other Office Locations

The National Population Commission (NPC) is a government institution with offices spread across the states in Nigeria. They are charged with the collection, analysis, and coordinating the population and demographic data of Nigeria.

The commission is responsible for conducting demographic sample surveys, compiling, collating, and publishing migration and civil registration information, and monitoring the country’s population policy. It maintains a network of offices that spans the country’s administrative tiers (Federal, State, and Local Government Areas).

According to the commission’s most recent population census report, Nigeria has a population of 166.2 million people. Presently, the activities of the National Population Commission revolve around civil registration and important statistics, enumeration area demarcation, census enumeration, surveys, advocacy, and publicity.

Brief History of the National Population Commission

The National Population Commission has been around for four decades. The National Census Board, which performed the 1973 Census and was led by the late Justice Adetokunbo Ademola, served as the agency’s core. After the exercise, it was renamed the National Population Bureau.

However, the Commission has existed in its current form as a permanent and independent body with a constitutional mandate since 1981, when former President Shehu Shagari appointed the late Alhaji Abdulrahman Okene as Chairman, with members drawn from the federation’s 19 states. It never carried out a census exercise.

After the military coup on December 31, 1983, and the suspension of the 1979 Constitution, the Commission was dissolved, and its functions were transferred to the National Population Bureau, which was led by a Director.

The Commission was created in 1988 by former President Ibrahim Babangida’s military administration, with Alhaji Shehu Musa as the Chairman, Makaman Nupe, and six other members, which was backed by Decree No. 43 of 1989. The 1991 Population Census was carried out by the Shehu Musa-led Commission.

On the transition to civil rule in 1999, a new Commission was established in October 2001, chaired by Chief Samu’ila Danko Makama, with members selected from all federation states and the Federal Capital Territory, in accordance with the terms of the 1999 Constitution.

The current Commission was established in June 2012 with 37 members and the Chairman, Chief Eze Festus Odimegwu, whose retirement in October 2013 opened the way for a new Chairman, Eze Duruiheoma, SAN, to take office in February 2014.

Functions of the National Population Commission

The Commission was constituted in compliance with Section 153 (J) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution. The Commission holds the right to:

  • Enumerate the Nigerian population on a regular basis, using censuses, sample surveys, or other means
  • Create and maintain a system for continuous and universal birth and death registration throughout the federation
  • Develop and maintain a national framework, including a locality list and home numbering, for the organization of census and sample surveys in each Nigerian local government area.
  • They gather, compile, and disseminate migration statistics data.
  • Conduct research on and oversee national population policy, as well as establish a national population statistics data bank.
  • Arrange for the employment and training of enumerators, as well as all other types of Commission personnel.
  • They provide population facts and data to aid in national planning and economic growth.
  • Make recommendations to the President on population issues.
  • Spread information and inform the public about the Commission’s functions under the Act.
  • Do all things that the Commission considers appropriate, desirable, expedient, complementary, or instrumental to the performance of duties or the exercise of the authority vested in the Commission under the Act.

National Population Commission Offices in Nigeria

The commission has physical offices spread across the states and the major cities in Nigeria. The headquarters of the agency is situated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In all the states in Nigeria, there is always a head office, where other local offices take instructions from. In all local government areas, there must be an agent of the commission who works according to the directives from the head office in the state capital. Below is the list of the National Population Commission offices and their addresses in Nigeria:

Abuja Office (Head Office)

Address:
National Population Commission,
No. 1 Masaka Close
Off Olusegun Obasanjo Way,Wuse Zone 7, Abuja, Nigeria

Lagos State Office

Address:
National Population Commission,
Babs Animashun Road, Surulere, Lagos.

[email protected]

Abia State Office

Address:
No. 8 Ojike Street,
P.M.B. 7221, Umuahia, Abia
[email protected]

Adamawa State Office

Address:
3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex,
P.M.B. 2151, Yola, Adamawa
[email protected]

Akwa Ibom State Office

Address:
15, Akpan Essien Lane,
P.M.B. 1076, Uyo, Akwa Ibom
[email protected]

Anambra State Office

Address:
P.M.B. 5041, Awka
[email protected]

Bayelsa State Office

Address:
P.M.B. 61, Yenogoa
[email protected]

Bauchi State Office

Address:
P.M.B. 0274, Bauchi
[email protected]

Benue State Office

Address:
New Otukpo Road,
P.M.B. 102293, Makurdi
[email protected]

Borno State Office

Address:
P.M.B. 1068, Maiduguri
[email protected]

Cross River State Office

Address:
Club Road, P.M.B. 1034, Calabar
[email protected]

Delta State Office

Address:
Benin/Asaba Highway,
Opp. Police Headquarters,
P.M.B. 4013, Asaba
[email protected]

Ebonyi State Office

Address:
No. 27, Afikpo Road, Abakaliki
[email protected]

Edo State Office

Address:
No. 167, Ikpoba Street,
Opposite PDP Secretariat,
Benin City
[email protected]

Ekiti State Office

Address:
P.M.B. 5204,
Ado Ekiti
[email protected]

Enugu State Office

Address:
No. 7, Ridgeway,
G.R.A. Enugu
[email protected]

Gombe State Office

Address:
Federal Low Cost,
Along Nana Aisha Islamiya,
Off Bauchi Road,
P.M.B. 84, Gombe
[email protected]

Imo State Office

Address:
Federal Secretariat Complex,
Owerri PortHarcourt Road,
Owerri, Imo
[email protected]

Jigawa State Office

Address:
2nd Floor, Federal Secretariat,
Dutse Jigawa
[email protected]

Kaduna State Office

Address:
Wurno Road,
P.M.B. 2156, Kaduna

Kano State Office

Address:
No. 17, Ibrahim Dabo Road,
Yankabba, P.M.B. 3199, Kano
[email protected]

Katsina State Office

Address:
No. 62 Murtala Moh,
Katsina
[email protected]

Kebbi State Office

Address:
Rafin Bara,
Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi
[email protected]

Kogi State Office

Address:
No. 128 Okene Raod,
P.M.B. 1044,
Lokoja, Kogi
[email protected]

Kwara State Office

Address:
Ahmadu Bello Avenue,
Opposite NYSC Secretariat,
P.M.B. 1426,
Ilorin, Kwara
[email protected]

Nasarawa State Office

Address:
Minna Housing Estate,
Jos Road,
Lafia, Nassarawa
[email protected]

Niger State Office

Address:
Federal Secretariat,
P.M.B. 82,
Minna, Niger
[email protected]

Ogun State Office

Address:
Ogun State Office,
Federal Secretariat,
Oke lewo, Abeokuta, Ogun
[email protected]

Osun State Office

Address:
Old Secretariat,
Gbongan/Ibadan Road,
P.M.B. 4321, Oshogbo, Osun
[email protected]

Oyo State Office

Address:
Federal Secretariat, Ikolaba,
P.M.B. 5384, Ibadan, Oyo
[email protected]

Plateau State Office

Address:
No. 4 Yakubu Gowon Way,
P.M.B. 2104, Jos, Plateau
[email protected]

Rivers State Office

Address:
10 Moscow Road,
P.M.B. 5121,
Port-Harcourt, Rivers
[email protected]

Sokoto State Office

Address:
No 3 Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Road,
P.M.B. 2175, Sokoto
[email protected]

Taraba State Office

Address:
No. 10 Magami Road,
P.M.B. 1047, Jalingo, Taraba
statedirector.taraba[email protected]

Yobe State Office

Address:
Federal Secretariat,
P.M.B. 1019, Damaturu, Yobe
[email protected]

Zamfara State Office

Address:
G.R.A. Sokoto Road,
Opposite Govt. Science Secondary School,
Gusau, Zamfara
[email protected]

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