1m personnel will be engaged for 2023 census – NPC 

Ahead of the conduct of the 2023 national census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has stated that a total of one million Nigerians will be recruited by the federal government for the exercise.

The NPC also assured that a reliable technological innovation had been advanced by the NPC for the conduct of the exercise to prevent politicians and interested elites from hijacking or manipulating the process.

The commissioner representing Ekiti at the NPC, Mr. Deji Ajayi, stated this in Ado- Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Monday, at a press conference heralding the trial census to be conducted in Ekiti preparatory to the next year’s main census exercise.

The former Ekiti state’s head of service added that nine towns across nine local governments selected out of the 16 councils in the state, had been delineated into Enumerated Areas (EAs) to ease the trial census.

The retired permanent secretary, said areas to be enumerated in the trial census in Ekiti include: Ado, Emure, Iro, Ijero, Ikole, Iworoko, Ise, Ikun and Omu Ekiti.

Ajayi said: “This is the first time we will be doing a paperless census, everything will be digital to check corruption and bring about accurate data that can help national development. 

“Census is a massive operation that will engage one million personnel and managing such a huge workforce manually will raise huge logistical and documentation challenges.

“It is in recognition of this fact that the NPC resolved that recruitment for the 2023 census will be done electronically. This trial census will provide opportunity to test the feasibility of the e-recruitment.”

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