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Nigeria to deploy satellite in conducting census this year

Nigeria’s census slated for November may be conducted with remote sensing satellite to be offered by United Nations agencies. According to reports the satellite system meant to be deployed for the exercise was such that had the capacity to match whatever figures were produced after the head count, with images recorded in each area where the figures were computed. According to sources, the use of satellite for the population census would prevent the fraud, which had characterised past population census exercises in Nigeria. The satellite can pick objects including images of the size of a car, and that whatever images were spotted from the orbit would be compared with computer projections in the head count, to determine the accurate overall figure for Nigeria.