In preparation for the 2023 Population and Housing Census, the National Population Commission has commenced training of the Comptrollers in charge of the Commission”s Local Government Area offices nationwide.

The training focus is on the critical processes of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, and the Comptrollers’role in the census workflow.

It also aim at equipping Comptrollers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively and efficiently during the census exercise focusing on specific tasks and skills that Comptrollers require to execute the national census.

A statement from the Director, Public Affairs , NPC , Isiaka Yahaya highlights the topics for the training to include: Census Methodology; Presentation of the Census Frame & Locality List; Field Operations; Local Government Training (Supervisors and Enumerators); Data Quality Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Enumeration of Special Populations; Enumeration in Hard-to-Reach areas; Recruitment & Payment; Tablets Management; ICT Infrastructure & Management; Training Centre Identification & Facilities; Training Centre Management; Census Logistics; Census Security; Publicity and Advocacy; Identification and Assessment of Internet Connectivity Gaps; Green Census; Legal Framework for the 2023 Census and Administration of Oath of Secrecy; Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse; Census PES: Trial Census Experience; and the International Best Practice in Census Taking.

It adds that the Commission is deeply committed to giving the nation reliable and acceptable census data for evidence-based development planning and calls on Nigerians to support the Commission by presenting themselves to be counted during the 2023 Census exercise.

At the opening of the workshop in Akure the Ondo State capital hosting two other states , Osun and Ekiti , the Director , Ondo NPC , Mr Falusi Oluyemi in a welcome address encouraged the participants to take advantage of the training to deliver their best during the forth-coming census.

Also speaking , the Federal Commissioner, NPC Ondo State, Prince Diran Iyantan enjoi encouraged the participants to be prepared to achieve an acceptable and reliable census for the country as the Commission was poised to deliver the best to Nigerians .

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