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NPC Restates Commitment To Credible Census

Ahead of 2023 population and housing census, the National Population Commission, NPC, has reassured Nigerians and international community of its commitment and readiness to conduct a credible, reliable and acceptable exercise.

The honourable Federal Commissioner of NPC representing Enugu State, Hon Ejike Ezeh made this assurance during the official flag-off of 10-day state-wide training of facilitators for the 2023 population and Housing Census held at Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, Int’l conference center, Independence Layout, Enugu.

Hon Ezeh represented by the State Director of NPC, Mrs Ngozi Onyia disclosed that the commission have introduced new technologies to ensure that the 2023 census exercise is reliable, credible and acceptable.

He urged the participants to devote maximum attention to deliberations at the training and maximize the golden opportunity presented to them by the commission to expand their horizon in the understanding of the processes of census-taking.

“For us in the commission, getting the 2023 population and Housing Census right is not just an option but an absolute necessity in our quest to deliver a credible, reliable, acceptable and verifiable 2023 census. The commission will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the 2023 census is carried out meticulously and scientifically.

“To ensure that the 2023 census does not lose focus in view of predetermined objectives and processes, monitoring and evaluation instruments have been developed to assess the extent to which objectives are being met or not and whether the processes are being adhered to or not.

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“Participants are therefore enjoined to display maximum commitment in this training program and of course towards the successful conduct of the 2023 census,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Magistrate of Enugu State Judicial Service Commission, His Lordship Uzoamaka Ozoeze led the ad-hoc staff to oath of secrecy.

His Lordship Ozoeze reading the act as they repeat after him, enjoined them to obey the law of the commission, stressing that defaulters would be punished accordingly.

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