NPC set to commence trial census in Ondo


FILE PHOTO: National Population Commission officials from the 2006 Census exercise.

By Oluwafemi Ojo

The National Population Commission (NPC) is set to commence a trial of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in Ondo State.

Mr Diran Iyantan, the Federal Commissioner representing the State, made this known on Wednesday, at the opening of the state-level training workshop for field personnel in Akure.

Iyantan said the exercise would be conducted in five enumeration areas, in each of the nine local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

The commissioner said the exercise was in preparation for the major census to be carried out in the country.

He mentioned the areas where the exercise would hold including; Akoko North West, Akoko South-East, Ose, Idanre and Akure South.

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Others are Ondo East, Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo, Odigbo and Ese-Odo.

According to him, the enumerators, who had been trained in Abuja, were now stepping down the training to other enumerators in the state to ensure a hitch-free exercise.

Meanwhile, the actual trial census would hold between July 20 and July 24; and the logistics required had been put in place.

He assured the public that all grey areas in previous exercises had been tackled and that digital applications would be deployed to improve on the census.


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