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Census 2017: NPC Seeks Stakeholders’ Support In Bayelsa

Posted: Feb 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa
The National Population Commission (NPC) has begun the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in Bayelsa State ahead of the 2017 national census.
At the ceremony to launch the EAD on Thursday in Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, Mr. Austen Pabo, commissioner representing Bayelsa  at the NPC, called on stakeholders to support the exercise.
The stakeholders in question included traditional  rulers, men, women and youth leaders from Ogbia communities as well as staff of NPC, who were present at the event, which held at the Ogbia Brotherhood Hall in Ogbia town.
Pabo explained that the EAD was the division of the country into small units to enable a pair of enumerators to carry out the counting of people and houses during the census.
“The EAD constitutes the foundation on which the entire census architecture stands; it forms the basis for the planning and execution of the census project.
“In the pre-census period, the total number of EAD and its distribution is required for census planning particularly the deployment of personnel, logistics and materials.
“EAD is also required for the pre-test, trial census, the main census and the post enumeration survey,” he said.
According to him, the commission has adopted a robust EAD methodology driven by satellite technology and imagery to deliver accurate, reliable and verifiable evidence-based census to be conducted with biometrics data capture.
Pabo said that the EAD period which commenced on February 22, 2016 and will end on March 13, 2016.
He stated that the period will also be used for registration of births of children under the age of five whose births were yet to be registered.