NPC Commences Trial Census Fieldwork Nationwide

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Solicits support and the cooperation of State Governments, Local Government Councils and Stakeholders in the senitization and mobilization of the populace in the selected LGAs for the smooth implementation of the Trial Census exercise

Sequel to the conclusion of the training of the field functionaries for the Trial Census exercise, the National Population Commission, NPC will begin the fieldwork of the Trial Census from 13 to 30 July, 2022 in the selected Enumeration Areas EAs and Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The NPC Director, Public Affairs, Dr Isiaka Yahaya in a statement made available to Page3news.com.ng in Abuja said that the Trial Census, also known as the ‘census dress rehearsal’, is one of the pre-census activities to evaluate all aspects of the census operation before the main census on a limited scale. It is a process in which all census operations are tested in a detailed and comprehensive manner to assess the level of preparedness of the Commission to conduct the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

“The Trial Census shall cover a total of 7681 Enumeration Areas in the 36 States and the FCT. Six Local Government Areas, LGAs have been selected from the six selected States in the six geo-political zones of the country for full population enumeration while forty-five EAs in nine LGAs cutting across three senatorial districts were selected from each of the 30 States and the FCT for enumeration.

“The Trial Census fieldwork includes, building numbering and household listing from 13 to 15 July, 2022 validation of EA frame from 16 to 18 July, 2022 person’s enumeration from 19 to 25 July, 2022, and enumeration mop up from 26 to 30 July, 2022.

“As part of the exercise, Enumerators are expected to visit all residential and non-residential buildings within the selected Enumeration Areas and number the buildings and enumerate members of households in the buildings. It is imperative to note that information collected from Trial Census will not form the basis of the result of the 2023 Population and Housing Census”, Dr Ishiaka Yahaya said.

While assuring the nation of its commitment and readiness toward a successful census, the Commission in the statement by Dr Yahaya solicit support and the cooperation of State Governments, Local Government Councils and Stakeholders in the senitization and mobilization of the populace in the selected LGAs for the smooth implementation of the Trial Census exercise.

According to Dr Yahaya, any further enquiries and complaints on Trial Census, the general public should kindly contact the Commission center on 0700 023 6787.

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