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Tribunal upholds 2006 census figures in Kano

28 November 2012, 13:40

Abuja -  The Census Tribunal on Wednesday in Abuja upheld the 2006 enumeration figures for three local government areas in Kano State as released by the National Population Commission (NPC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the councils had complained separately that the population figures declared for them by NPC were inaccurate.

They said that some of their households were not enumerated during the exercise.

In a judgment, the Tribunal `A’, led by Mr Abraham Yisa, upheld the census figures of Takai, Warawa and Gaya local government areas.

Yisa said that the complainants failed to prove their cases on preponderance of evidence.

He explained that they were unable to give evidence of those areas and the persons they alleged were not counted.

According to him, the identities of those people they alleged were not counted during the enumeration are not known at the tribunal.

Yisa added that those that featured as witnesses before the tribunal claimed they were all enumerated.

``The tribunal judgment was based on the inability of the complainants to produce evidence of the people and the villages they alleged were not counted.

``NPC produced evidence to show that they based the census on enumeration areas not villages as contested by the councils and that those villages were captured on the enumeration areas.

``The findings of the tribunal are that the complainants did not prove that they were not counted and the tribunal upheld the result as released by NPC,’’ Yisa said.  

NPC had declared the population of Takai as 202,639; Warawa, 131,858 and Gaya 207,479

NAN

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