Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

NPC plans national summit on census

As part of efforts by the National Population Commission to effectively deliver on the coming census exercise, the commission has commenced plans to hold a national summit of stakeholders in the country.

The commission said the summit will further improve on its preparedness for the national census as it seeks to plan and strategize with stakeholders.

Alhaji Aliyu Gumel, commissioner representing Jigawa state, told journalists after a meeting with federal commissioners of the commission that a committee has been set up to look into the actualization of the summit.

According to him, census figures will be of benefit to both the private and public sectors as it can be used by to tailor their investment plans in the country.

“We are giving out the necessary data for investment which is very important to every intending investor,” he said

Gumel stated further that the commission’s hopes to engage a large number of young Nigerians who will function during the enumeration as ad hoc staff in various capacities.

Also speaking on the enumeration area demarcation in the country, he said a lot of progress has been made in that area and will continue in every state of the federation.

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