Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye Visits Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations to Strengthen Collaboration for Upcoming Population Census.

In a strategic move aimed at enhancing collaboration and partnership ahead of the forthcoming national population census, reports that Barrister Saidat Olayinka Oladunjoye, the Federal Commissioner representing Lagos at the National Population Commission (NPC), led a delegation to visit the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Barr. Olayinka Oladunjoye

The visit, which included the NPC State Director, Mr. Bamidele Sadiku, underscores the significance of fostering strong ties between government agencies to ensure the seamless execution of crucial national projects.

Barrister Oladunjoye expressed her enthusiasm for the opportunity to engage in substantive discussions aimed at deepening synergies and streamlining operations between the NPC and the ministry. She emphasized the critical role of the ministry in advancing the agenda of the commission, particularly in the context of the upcoming population census.

In her statement, Barrister Oladunjoye highlighted the critical importance of the visit, especially concerning Lagos State’s status as a smart city and one of the largest economies in Africa. Despite its relatively small size compared to other states, Lagos remains the second-most populous state in Nigeria. Therefore, establishing effective collaboration with the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations is crucial for ensuring accurate data collection and planning for the census, which will contribute significantly to national development.

The Honorable Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Government Relations, Hon. Gbenga Ogunrinde, commended the proactive approach taken by Barrister Oladunjoye and the NPC in fostering collaboration with relevant government agencies. He emphasized the importance of synergy in achieving common objectives, particularly in critical areas such as population data management and planning. Hon. Ogunrinde reiterated the ministry’s commitment to supporting the NPC’s initiatives and ensuring a successful population census exercise.

The event concluded with familiarization sessions and the exchange of gifts between Barrister Oladunjoye, Hon. Gbenga Ogunrinde, and Barrister Sesan Ogundeko, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations. The visit served as a testament to the dedication of both parties to establishing robust partnerships that will contribute to national development and effective governance.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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