The National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed that eight out of the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) have been identified for the trial census in Gombe State.
The Federal Commissioner of NPC in the State, Abubakar Mohammed Danburam, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday after flagging-off of training for personnel engaged for the trail census in State.
He said the commission will be deploying a total of 105 field personnel for activities of the trial census in the state, and called on residents to support and cooperate with the commission in conducting the trial census.
“We have a total of 105 field functionaries in Gombe which comprises 90 Enumerators, 9 Supervisors and 6 Facilitators. The trail census will be conducted in eight out of the 11 LGA of the state. Special populations such as mad people, nomads and those people not opportune to be at their homes will form part of the trial census and will be counted,” Danburam stated.
The commissioner further said information to be generated from the upcoming trial census are not for public consumption, and cautioned enumerators and officials against disclosing such information to the general public.
“The trail census is just for the trial as the name implies and the information is meant for inhouse consumption, not for the public, we have warned our staff and enumerators not to just seat under trees and cook figures,” he said.
Danburam explained that the trial census is to assess the preparedness of the Commission and to test their equipment, personnel and the possibility of other plans in conducting the 2023 national census.