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NPC Urges Stakeholders’ Support In Kogi

Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 6:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Atabor Julius, Lokoja

Alhaji Mohammed Aikoye, Federal Commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC) for Kogi State, has solicited for the support of the traditional and religious leaders in the state to partner with  the commission in its ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in the state.

Aikoye, made the call in Lokoja against the backdrop of the phase II of EAD exercise which is being carried out in Ogori Magongo Local Government Area of the state.

The NPC commissioner said the exercise which holds across 29 “selected local government areas in 29 states of the federation, is part of the commission’s efforts in dividing the whole landmass of the country into smaller units for effective enumeration during the National Census expected to hold in 2017.

He noted that the adequate logistics, including effective deployments of personnel and materials, had been put in place to ensure a successful EAD exercise in the state.

“In order to ensure commitment and dedication of field staff, only staff of the commission have been deployed as demarcators in the EAD exercise so far. This will ensure that the exercise is insulated from all forms of interferences and ensure accountability.

“The commission believes that getting the 2017 Census EAD right is not just an option but an absolute necessity to ensure the nation arrives at an acceptable, reliable and accurate census.

“As part of our aims to achieve reliable data, we are collaborating with UNICEF which has decided to leverage the EAD exercise to register all unregistered children across all the local government areas where the exercise will be held,” he said.