Examination Centres of NPC (National Population Commission)

NPC Exam Centres and the catchment areas

Abuja Centre
(HQ, FCT, Kaduna, Kogi, Plateau, Niger, Nasarawa)

Lagos Centre
(Lagos, Ogun)

Port Harcourt Centre
(PH, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Imo, Delta, Abia)

Enugu Centre
(Enugu, Ebonyi, Edo, Anambra)

Kano Centre
(Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara)

Gombe Centre
(Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa, Buchi)

Ibadan Centre
(Oyo, Kwara, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo)

The exam centres are usually located at the NPC offices in those states

NPC offices and addresses in 36 States and Abuja

AbiaNational Population Commission, Uzafather Rd, Aba roundabout, Umahia.
AdamawaNational Population Commission, Federal Secretariat Complex, Jimeta, Yola
A/IbomNat Pop Commission, No 15 Akpan Essien Lane, Behind AKTC, Terminus, Uyo.
AnambraNational Population Commission, Opp. Govt House, Awka.
BauchiNational Population Commission, Along Alkaleri, Gombe Road, Bauchi.
BayelsaNational Population Commission, Melfor Okilo Rd, Opolo, Yenogoa.
BenueNational Population Commission, No 3 New Otukpo Rd, GRA, Makurdi.
BornoNat Pop Commission, Adjacent to Vertinary Hospital, Milk Shop, Maiduguri.
C/RiverNational Population Commission, Club Rd, Behind Stadium, Calabar
DeltaNational Population Commission, Okpanam Rd, Asaba.
EbonyiNational Population Commission, 8A Aguleri Str, New Layout, Abakiliki.
EdoNational Population Commission, 164 Ikpoba Slope, Benin City.
EkitiNational Population Commission, Fayose Estate, Afao Rd, Ado Ekiti.
EnuguNational Population Commission, 7 Ridgeway, GRA, Enugu
GombeNational Population Commission, Federal Secretariat Complex, PMB 84, Gombe.
ImoNat Pop Comm, Fed. Secr. Complex, Owerri, P/harcourt Rd, PMB 1548, Owerri.
JigawaNational Population Commission, 2nd Floor, Federal Secretariat, Dutse.
KadunaNational Population Commission, 7 Wurmo Rd, off Raba Road, Kaduna
KatsinaNat Pop Commission,  Magogo Road, GRA Roundabout, PMB 2017, Katsina
KanoNational Population Commission, 17 Ibrahim Dabo Rd, Kano.
KebbiNat Pop Commission, Rabiu Barau Area, off Sani Umar, Kalgo Rd, New Mkt Rd, Brinin Kebbi.
KogiNat Pop Commission,  National Inland Waterways, (NIWA) Dockyard Rd., Lokoja.
KwaraNat Pop Commission, Ahmadu Bello Avenue, Opp. NYSC Secretariat, Ilorin.
LagosNational Population Commission, Babs Animashaun Rd, Surulere
NasarawaNational Population Commission, Maina Housing Estate, Lafia.
NigerNational Population Commission, Federal Secretariat Complex, Minna.
OgunNational Population Commission, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abeokuta.
OndoNational Population Commission, Igbatoro Rd, Along Federal Secretariat, Akure.
OsunNational Population Commission, Lordship Area, Osogbo.
OyoNational Population Commission, Secretariat Rd., Opp. Custom Office, Ibadan
PlateauNational Population Commission, 4 Yakubu Gowon Way, Secretariat Junction, Jos.
RiversNational Population Commission, No 10 Moscow Rd, Port Harcourt.
SokotoNational Population Commission, Dendo Rd. Off Sultan Abubakar Rd. Sokoto
TarabaNational Population Commission, No 10 Magami Rd, Jalingo.
YobeNational Population Commission, Along Maiduguri Rd., Damaturu.
ZamfaraNational Population Commission, No. 5 Zanna Rd, Gada Biu, Gusau.
FCTNational Population Commission, Plot 631 Lingui Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.

Structure and mandate of Nigeria’s National Population Commission

The National Population Commission was established in April 1988 by Decree No. 23 (Now Act) of 1989 (NPC Act cap 67 2004 LFN).

The Commission comprises a chairman and 37 members representing each of the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NPC operates a three tier administrative and technical structure with offices at the National, State and Local Government levels.

The Director-General is technical head and Chief Accounting Officer of the NPC.

At the headquarters, the commission works through 15 Departments, and 2 Units.

The Commission has offices in all the 36 States and the FCT headed by State Directors, and in the 774 Local Governments headed by Local Government comptrollers.

The commission derives its powers and functions primarily from the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The NPC Act, Section 24 of the 3rd Schedule of the 1999 Constitution gives the Commission powers to:
Undertake the enumeration of the population of Nigeria periodically, through censuses, sample surveys or otherwise

Establish and maintain a machinery for continuous and universal registration of births and deaths, throughout the Federation;

Advise the President on population matters

Publish and provide information and data on population for the purpose of facilitating economic and development planning, and

Appoint and train or arrange for the appointments and training of enumerators or the staff of the commission

The National Population Commission Act Cap N67 of 2004 further gives the Commission powers to:

Prepare and maintain a national framework, including locality list and house numbering, for the delineation exercise for census and sample surveys in each local government area in Nigeria

Collect, collate and publish data on migration statistics

Research and monitor the National Population Policy and set up a National Population Information Data Bank

Disseminate information and educate the general public about the functions of the commission under this Act

Do all such things as may be considered by the Commission to be necessary, desirable, expedient, supplementary or incidental to the performance of the functions or the exercise of the powers conferred on the commission under this Act.

In addition to the above statutory mandates, the commission coordinates population activities across sectoral lines in line with the presidential directive of May, 2003.