The National Population Commission, weekend, began a training for 150 principal trainers in the South-East zone
The National Population Commission, weekend, began a training for 150 principal trainers in the South-East zone ahead of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
The event was weekend declared open in Awka, Anambra State capital, by the chairman of the commission, Mr Nasir Isa Kwara. He was represented by the federal commissioner in charge of Enugu State, Mr Ejike Eze.
The chairman said the exercise was to ensure the delivery of a credible census to the nation.
The trainees are made up of staffers me
of the commission, technical experts and university teachers.
Kwara said the principal trainers would in turn train the facilitators, supervisors, enumerators and other personnel to be deployed in the trial census.
In his words, “They will make up the 13,500 field functionaries who will participate in the trial census across the country.”
According to him, the training would equip the personnel with the skills needed to succeed in the field.
It would be a rehearsal for the 2023 Census, he said, adding that NPC commission had introduced new technologies to enable the smooth conduct of the exercise.
On security, Kwara assured that plans had been concluded for a hutch-free exercise.
It was gathered that the trial census would cover the thirty-six states of the federation and the FCT, while only six local government areas across the geopolitical zones would have full enumeration.
The director of NPC in Anambra, Mr Joachim Ulasi, said the trial census would take place in Idemili South Local Government Area.
He said the recruitment of personnel to participate in the exercise was done electronically and that data generated would be digitally captured in the central server of the commission to promote credibility and guard against manipulation.Join our Conversation forums