Ahead of this year’s National Population and Housing Census scheduled
to commence from March twenty-eight to April two, the Commission
said it is leveraging on technical innovations to ensure a credible,
reliable and acceptable census outcome.
This was revealed in a keynote address by the Bayelsa State
Commission's Federal Commissioner, Mrs. Gloria Izonfuo at a One-Day
Capacity Building Workshop for Journalists on "Effective Reporting of
the 2023 Population and Housing Census" in Yenagoa.
Mrs. Izonfuo explained that the National Population Commission has
transited overtime to best digital approaches in data generation for
national planning and development.
The Commission further enjoined government at all levels, political
class and community leaders to cooperate with it for a hitch free census
Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Director of the National Population
Commission, Mrs. Evelyn Micah underscored the media role in effective
dissemination of news concerning the forthcoming national headcount
for a successful process and outcome.
Welcoming participants earlier to the workshop, she said the media is
crucial to the credibility, reliability and acceptability of the 2023
Population and Housing Census which is coming seventeen years after
the last headcount.
The Commission expressed appreciation to the government and people
of Bayelsa State for so far cooperating with it throughout the
Enumeration Area Demarcation and wants every household and
residents of the state to be counted during the exercise.