The National Population Commission NPC has commenced training of about 100 Comptrollers in charge of Local Government area offices and other officials in the North East on processes of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
Federal Commissioner of the commission in Bauchi Alhaji Ibrahim Darazo stated this Virtually at the opening ceremony 3 day North East Zonal training for Bauchi ,Borno and Yobe States LGA Comptrollers on Wednesday in Bauchi.
He said in furtherance to the preparation for the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census training of council comptrollers becomes imperative on the critical processes of the 2023 Census, and their role in the census workflow.
“The purpose of the training is to equip Comptrollers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties effectively and efficiently during the census exercise.
“The training will be practical-oriented, focusing on specific tasks and skills that Comptrollers require to execute their assignments.
“The training commence Tuesday, 7th March 2023 and will ends on 9th March 2023,” Darazo said
He said the commission is deeply committed to give the nation reliable and acceptable census data for evidence-based development planning.
He therefore, calls on all Nigerians to support the Commission and present themselves to be counted during the 2023 Census exercise.
On her part, Hajiya Hafsat Ishiaku Zonal Coordinator training of the commission said the Comptrollers are expected to be trained on the focus areas of the 2023 Census processes by the resource persons drawn from various departments of the Commission.
According to her, the topics 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 among others,” she said.