The Federal Commissioner, Nationwide Inhabitants Fee, NPC, for Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Folorunsho Gidado, has charged functionaries engaged for the inhabitants and housing census billed for March 29-April 2 this 12 months to work arduous and proper the errors dedicated within the earlier censuses within the state.
Gidado noticed that “the inhabitants determine of Kwara State is just not what’s being posted about” and urged the functionaries to play their patriotic function in giving the state an correct, dependable and acceptable inhabitants census train.
“With the deployment of expertise within the first-ever digital census venture within the nation, it will likely be troublesome to enter any incorrect data within the train, in contrast to the earlier censuses the place animals had been counted,” he mentioned.
The Federal Commissioner mentioned the approaching train may afford the state the chance to seize the correct inhabitants to make sure justice among the many comity of states.
He mentioned the state had not moved ahead since its creation in 1967 as a result of errors dedicated within the earlier head counts.
Talking on Saturday on the oath-taking and shutting ceremony of the 10-day coaching programme for census functionaries in Ilorin, Gidado counseled the ad-hoc personnel for his or her endurance, sacrifice and understanding with none incidence recorded all through the train.
He assured the functionaries of enough safety and logistics as they moved to the native authorities areas within the state for the subsequent degree of pre-census actions.
Gidado described their participation within the train as a clarion name to serve Kwara State and Nigeria at massive, therefore the necessity for dedication to reaching the specified outcome.
Responding on behalf of the over 700 functionaries of the venture, Professor Abdulrasheed Abiodun Adeoye of the College of Ilorin described the coaching as broad and usually educative.
He pledged the dedication of the personnel to carry out in line with the fee’s expectations with the in-depth coaching programme of the functionaries.
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