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)

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

Lagos State Office

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

Abia State Office

No. 8 Ojike Street,
P.M.B. 7221, Umuahia, Abia

Adamawa State Office

3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex,
P.M.B. 2151, Yola, Adamawa

Akwa Ibom State Office

15, Akpan Essien Lane,
P.M.B. 1076, Uyo, Akwa Ibom

Anambra State Office

P.M.B. 5041, Awka

Bayelsa State Office

P.M.B. 61, Yenogoa

Bauchi State Office

P.M.B. 0274, Bauchi

Benue State Office

New Otukpo Road,
P.M.B. 102293, Makurdi

Borno State Office

P.M.B. 1068, Maiduguri

Cross River State Office

Club Road, P.M.B. 1034, Calabar

Delta State Office

Benin/Asaba Highway,
Opp. Police Headquarters,
P.M.B. 4013, Asaba

Ebonyi State Office

No. 27, Afikpo Road, Abakaliki

Edo State Office

No. 167, Ikpoba Street,
Opposite PDP Secretariat,
Benin City

Ekiti State Office

P.M.B. 5204,
Ado Ekiti

Enugu State Office

No. 7, Ridgeway,
G.R.A. Enugu

Gombe State Office

Federal Low Cost,
Along Nana Aisha Islamiya,
Off Bauchi Road,
P.M.B. 84, Gombe

Imo State Office

Federal Secretariat Complex,
Owerri PortHarcourt Road,
Owerri, Imo

Jigawa State Office

2nd Floor, Federal Secretariat,
Dutse Jigawa

Kaduna State Office

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

Kano State Office

No. 17, Ibrahim Dabo Road,
Yankabba, P.M.B. 3199, Kano

Katsina State Office

No. 62 Murtala Moh,

Kebbi State Office

Rafin Bara,
Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi

Kogi State Office

No. 128 Okene Raod,
P.M.B. 1044,
Lokoja, Kogi

Kwara State Office

Ahmadu Bello Avenue,
Opposite NYSC Secretariat,
P.M.B. 1426,
Ilorin, Kwara

Nasarawa State Office

Minna Housing Estate,
Jos Road,
Lafia, Nassarawa

Niger State Office

Federal Secretariat,
P.M.B. 82,
Minna, Niger

Ogun State Office

Ogun State Office,
Federal Secretariat,
Oke lewo, Abeokuta, Ogun

Osun State Office

Old Secretariat,
Gbongan/Ibadan Road,
P.M.B. 4321, Oshogbo, Osun

Oyo State Office

Federal Secretariat, Ikolaba,
P.M.B. 5384, Ibadan, Oyo

Plateau State Office

No. 4 Yakubu Gowon Way,
P.M.B. 2104, Jos, Plateau

Rivers State Office

10 Moscow Road,
P.M.B. 5121,
Port-Harcourt, Rivers

Sokoto State Office

No 3 Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Road,
P.M.B. 2175, Sokoto

Taraba State Office

No. 10 Magami Road,
P.M.B. 1047, Jalingo, Taraba

Yobe State Office

Federal Secretariat,
P.M.B. 1019, Damaturu, Yobe

Zamfara State Office

G.R.A. Sokoto Road,
Opposite Govt. Science Secondary School,
Gusau, Zamfara


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