Trial census in Ebonyi successful –NPC

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Darlington Okereke (file photo)

Trial census in Ebonyi successful –NPC

By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki

The National Population Commission (NPC), Ebonyi State chapter,  has said that the trial census organized in the state was successful in all the nine local government areas of the state.

He, however, appealed for continuous education of the people on the importance of head count to economic planning and nation building.

The NPC National Commissioner in charge of Ebonyi State, Hon. Darlington Okereke, disclosed this in Abakaliki during the press briefing on the “Implementation of Trial Census of 2023 Population and Housing Census in nine local government areas of Ebonyi State.”

Okereke further disclosed that the activities for the trial census started with the training of functionaries, supervisors and enumerators nationwide on June 27, 2022, which lasted for a period of 12 days at Women Development Centre, Abakaliki, while the actual field work commenced on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, with the arrival of the functionaries at the 45 Enumeration Areas (EAs), selected from the nine local government areas of the state.

He also explained that a total of 90 enumerators and nine supervisors took part in the trial census, saying that the essence of the Trial census was to test the level of their preparedness ahead of the 2023 nationwide census.

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