As part of preparation for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in Yobe state, the National Population Commission (NPC) has commenced state level training workshop for field personnel to be engaged for the trial census exercise in the state.
The 12- day training which is taking place at NUJ center in Damaturu, aims to equip field functionaries with the required skills to effectively deliver on the exercise.
Declaring the workshop opened, Federal Commissioner of NPC in Yobe state, Alhaji Mai Aliyu Mohammed, said, a total of 110 field functionaries consisting of facilitators, supervisors and enumerators have been carefully selected for the Trail Census through an online recruitment process.
Mohammed stated that, the trial Census is to be conducted from 11th to 24 of July 2022, while the house numbering will take place from 11th to 16 July to be following by validation of Enumeration Area frame from 17th to 19th July and Enumeration of persons from 20th to 24th July 2022 respectively.
He noted that, the trial Census, which is a dress rehearsal, is to evaluate all aspects of the census operations before the main census on a limited scale.
“The trial Census in Yobe state will be conducted in one supervisory area in 9 local government areas of state with three LGAs selected in each of the three Senatorial district. This includes; Gulani, Geidam, Yunusari, LGAs in Zone A. Fune, Potiskum, and Nangere in Zone B. And Jakusko, Yusufari and Karasuwa in Zone C,” he said.
He urged the field personnel to demonstrate professionalism diligence and patriotism in their conduct during the trail Census.
Mohammed also commended Governor Mai Mala Buni for the huge support and assistance that has been grantiing to the Commission.