About 99 enumerators are at the moment going through 12 days coaching forward of the National Populace Commission (NPC) Trial Census in nine Community Authorities Spots (LGAs) in Enugu Point out.
Opening the coaching in Enugu on Friday, the Federal Commissioner Symbolizing Enugu State in NPC, Main Ejike Ezeh, said that the 9 LGAs experienced selected 3 council places each and every from the 3 senatorial zones for the work out.
Ezeh explained Enugu East Senatorial Zone includes Nkanu West, Enugu North and Isiuzo council areas.
Enugu North Senatorial zone involves Udenu, Uzo-Uwani and Igboeze council spots when Enugu West Senatorial Zone incorporated Ezeagu, Oji River and Udi council parts.
According to him, 7,718 Enumeration Regions have been selected for the trial to check run suitability and readiness for the precise census in 2023.
The commissioner discussed that the exercise would be applied to examination the new technological know-how and improvements in the census enumeration both in terms of e-recruitment of staff and use of specifically configured computer tablets for the physical exercise.
“The assortment of the coverage parts has been scientifically and purposely carried out to achieve the objectives of the Demo Census.
“The variety of samples from all states of the federation and the FCT is predicted to generate nationwide facts on condition-specific challenges that may perhaps come up for the up coming census and occur up with achievable remedies for addressing the problems.
“However, some states have been chosen for total LGA enumeration to exam difficulties about comprehensive coverage less than various scenarios this kind of as in really hard-to-reach parts, unique populations, and rural-urban options,” he mentioned.
Ezeh noted that “the Trial Census is not the precise enumeration of people for the 2023 Population and Housing Census”, adding that the outcome of the demo would not type the foundation of the 2023 Census.
“Data generated for the duration of the Demo Census will not be utilized to arrive at figures for the 2023 Census which is going to be zero-dependent and from information and facts collected in April 2023,” he additional.
The commissioner termed on stakeholders and the normal general public, specifically people, protection businesses and the media, to guidance the Demo Census to be certain its accomplishment in Enugu Point out.
The Chairman of Enugu North LGA, Main Emeka Onunze, certain the NPC of the council’s take care of to guidance the Trial Census and ensure its huge good results via massive rural publicity.
Onunze, whose council space is chosen for the workout, lauded NPC for choosing it for the countrywide work out, introducing that it would additional cement marriage amongst the fee and council.
“We are completely ready to be certain that the exercise moves on efficiently devoid of any hitch in the council place,” Onunze who was represented by the Secretary of the council, Mr Abuchi Ugwu, stated.
Just one of the trainees for the Trial Census, Pass up Chioma Ani, claimed she experienced learnt census methodology, organizing and operations, use of digital maps and Laptop or computer Assisted Individual Interview (CAPI) between some others. (NAN)