Odimegwu Quits As NPC Boss. The National Chairman of the National Population Commission, NPC, Eze Festus Odimegwu has resigned from the commission.According to a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted Mr. Odimegwu’s resignation and wished him the best for the future.Mr Eze Festus Odimegwu has become very unpopular in recent days following a series of talks after his recent comments that Nigeria census results are all questionable and that they had not had a credible census since 1863,.
Odimegwu stirred the hornet’s nest in an interview with newsmen in Abuja late August when he claimed that the country had not had any credible census since 1863. Blaming the irregularity on distortion and falsification of figures for selfish and political reasons by politicians, Odimegwu had said: “No census has been credible in Nigeria since 1863. Even the one conducted in 2006 is not credible. I have the records and evidence produced by scholars and professors of repute. This is not my report. If the current laws are not amended, the planned 2016 census will not succeed.”
Odimegwu Quits As NPC Boss