NPC To Engage 2m Nigerians For 2023 Census – Commissioner

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The National Population Commission (NPC) says it will engage two million Nigerians to perform the 2023 census.

Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, the Federal Commissioner, representing Ekiti in NPC, disclosed this in Ado Ekiti on Thursday at a news conference to update the public on the proposed recruitment of ad-hoc staff for the exercise.

Ajayi warned that any of the recruited staff found wanting before, during and after the exercise compromising the process would be held accountable alongside his guarantors.

Ajayi, a former Ekiti State Head of Service, said: “The commission will recruit ad-hoc staff in the neighbourhood of two million across the country for this exercise, this includes the staff of NPC and the ad-hoc staff that will be trained and other professionals.

“And any job-seeking youth who participates in the exercise and performs well will be given a certificate by the commission to enhance his employability.”

He stated that the commission was targeting mainly workers in the state and federal civil services, as well as interested Nigerians, with proven integrity as ad-hoc staff, urging interested members to express their interests via 2023censusadhocrecruitment.nationalpopulation.gov.ng.

Ajayi added that the NPC had taken proactive measures to prevent the exercise from being hijacked by unscrupulous elements through ICT innovations that can safeguard the integrity of the national headcount.

He said the Commission had, during the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD), done a preliminary census about the number of inhabitants in every home, saying that any alteration to the data would be challenged during the main census. (NAN)

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