NPC records low attendance in trial exercise

During its trial exercise, the National Population Commission recorded a low turnout of Nigerians.

Dr Tony Aiyejina, Federal Commissioner of NPC in Edo state, made the announcement on Sunday during a one-day capacity building workshop for journalists on effective reporting of the 2023 population and housing census in Benin City.

The trial period prepares the organization for the national headcount scheduled for March 29 - April 2.

Aiyejina stated that the seminar's goal was to increase public awareness and enlightenment about the upcoming exercise.

He stated that no compromises would be made in the use of technology in the exercise.

"The current Commission decided to conduct a digital census for the country, the first of its kind in Nigeria," he said, citing the administration's approval and support. Because all processes, before, during, and after the census, will be conducted on digital platforms and devices, it was a paradigm shift of epochal proportions.

He also stated that Nigerians must be educated and enlightened on the new method of carrying out the exercise.

"That is why the media as the fourth estate of the realm will play a critical and pivotal role in this census project.

"This is the primary reason for holding this journalist capacity-building workshop. It will give them the opportunity to understand basic concepts and methodology in census taking, which will lead to effective census reporting," he added.

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