NPC has reaffirmed its commitment to conducting a credible and reliable population and housing census in 2023.
Nasir Kwarra, the National Population Commission executive chairman, has reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to conducting a credible and reliable population and housing census in 2023.
Mr Kwarra gave the assurance while declaring open a workshop in Abuja on Monday.
“Training plan provides a clear understanding of what must happen to meet the training requirements that have been defined. As such, it is important that functionaries, staff and ad hoc staff are trained in the knowledge and skills required to support their responsibilities, the processes and technology to be used during the census,” he said.
The NPC boss explained the importance of training in a digital census and said utilising a digitally skilled workforce was imperative.
According to him, the workshop’s objective was to prepare the top-level trainers for standardised census training.
“Adequately teach the concepts and definitions for the 2023 population and housing census. Provide clear guidelines for the field enumeration procedures for the population and housing census,” Mr Kwarra noted. “Provide robust instructions on the use of the census data collection applications and provide first-hand guides for the census field operation.”
He added that the quality of the personnel for the 2023 population and housing census would positively impact the outcome.