Ondo promises commitment towards reliable census 




The 2023 population and housing census is critical to the development and new data plan requirements for revised national policy on education for sustainable development.

Ondo state deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa, stated this at the stakeholders’ summit for 2023 census with the theme “Getting the People Involved” organised by the National Population Commission (NPC) Ondo state held in Akure.

Mr Ayedatiwa pointed out that the census required the commitment of all citizens of Ondo state for accurate data collation to tackle insecurity through the use of technology.

He said the census was unique, considering the fact that NPC was deploying technology for the 2023 census.

Earlier, the federal commissioner, NPC Ondo state, Prince Oladiran Iyantan, highlighted the objectives of the summit to include insight into the imperatives, methodology, timelines as well as promotion of robust national conversation on the processes and procedures for the 2023 census.

Prince Iyantan added that the stakeholders’ engagement was also aimed at ensuring acceptable and credible digitalised census.

In their goodwill messages, stakeholders from the clusters of persons with disability, trade union congress, the academia, youth vanguard, market women representatives as well as the traditional council enjoined the people of Ondo state to participate actively in the exercise come 2023.

They emphasised the need for the commission to ensure that every interest group was covered in the census with proper arrangement for internet services in rural areas and farmsteads where network services might pose a challenge.

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