Ahead of the conduct of the 2023 national census, the National Population Commission (NPC) has said that a total of one million Nigerians will be recruited by the federal government for the exercise.
The NPC also assured that a reliable technological innovation has been advanced by the NPC for the conduct of the exercise to prevent politicians and interested elites from hijacking or manipulating the process.
The commissioner representing Ekiti at the NPC, Deji Ajayi, who made these known today, July 4 in Ado- Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, at a media briefing, said that nine towns across nine local governments selected out of the 16 councils in the state, have been delineated into Enumerated Areas (EAs) to ease the trial census.
He said that areas to be enumerated in the trial census in Ekiti include: Ado, Emure, Iro, Ijero, Ikole, Iworoko, Ise, Ikun and Omu Ekiti.
“This is the first time we will be doing a paperless census, everything will be digital to check corruption and bring about accurate data that can help national development.
“Census is a massive operation that will engage one million personnel and managing such a huge workforce manually will raise huge logistical and documentation challenges.
“It is in recognition of this fact that the NPC resolved that recruitment for the 2023 census will be done electronically. This trial census will provide opportunity to test the feasibility of the e-recruitment.”