In furtherance to the preparation for the upcoming 2023 Population and Housing Census, the National Population Commission NPC has commenced training of the Comptrollers in charge of the Commission’s Local Government Area offices nationwide on the critical processes of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, and the Comptrollers’ role in the census workflow.
In a statement issued on Monday by NPC’s Director, Public Affairs Isiaka Yahaya, revealed that, Commission is deeply committed to give the nation reliable and acceptable census data for evidence-based development planning
According to the statement, “Purpose of the training is to equip Comptrollers with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties effectively and efficiently during the census exercise.
“The training will be practical-oriented, focusing on specific tasks and skills that Comptrollers require to execute their assignments.
The training starts on Tuesday, 7th March 2023 and ends on 9th March 2023. It will be conducted in two States per geo-political zone of Nigeria.
“In North-West Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna will host Kano, as Kebbi and Zamfara will join Sokoto, another host state in the zone.
“As for the North-East, Taraba and Adamawa will join Gombe host state as Yobe and Borno will converge in Bauchi, another host state in the zone.
“Going to North-Central FCT, Plateau and Benue will receive their training in Nassarawa the host state while Kogi and Niger will be in Kwara in the zone.
“Also, South-West Oyo state will host Lagos and Ogun state as Ondo will host Ekiti and Osun state.
“In the South-South region, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa will converge in River state while Delta will host her neighbour Edo state.
“While in the South-East region, Anambra will host Abia and Imo states, as Ebonyi will be in Enugu for their training. “
The statement added that; “All the 774 Comptrollers are expected to be trained on the focus areas of the 2023 Census processes by the 60 Resource persons drawn from various departments of the Commission. The topics include: Census Methodology; Presentation of the Census Frame & Locality List; Field Operations; Local Government Training (Supervisors and Enumerators); Data Quality Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Enumeration of Special Populations; Enumeration in Hard-to-Reach areas; Recruitment & Payment; Tablets Management; ICT Infrastructure & Management; Training Centre Identification & Facilities; Training Centre Management; Census Logistics; Census Security; Publicity and Advocacy; Identification and Assessment of Internet Connectivity Gaps; Green Census; Legal Framework for the 2023 Census and Administration of Oath of Secrecy; Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse; Census PES: Trial Census Experience; and the International Best Practice in Census Taking.”
NPC however, called on all Nigerians to support the Commission and present themselves to be counted during the 2023 Census exercise.
North East Commission; Group Heads For Court Over Reappointment of Former MD. Mohamed Alkali
…. Exposed How Billion was looted
Crises situations in the North East, might assume another dimension, as the North East Commission statutory established to address humanitarian crisis and infrastructural deficit, as a result of insurgency , is embedded in management crises over the appointment of the management Director.
Just as the Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, after serving his five years as tenure in office as the managing Director has become a matter of litigations, allegations of mismanagement of resources in the Commission has emerged over the weekend in Abuja .
Addressing newsmen, in Abuja on Saturday, North East pressure Group, said that the appointment of management Staff of the Commission has been politicise to a level where every appointment zone to the North East has been taken over by Borno state
The Coordinator of the group , Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo, a political activist, who led the group in a terse press Statement said that the group will be left with no option than to approach the Court to seek redress , if the concerned authorities failed to address the rot in the Commission.
” We are constraint, to draw the attention of the President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the abuse of the Act. establishing the North East Commission ( NEC), by his Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima over the statutory appointment of the managing Director of the Commission “
” The Act . clearly defined the procedures and laid down rules on the appointment of the Managing Director upon the approval by the National Assembly, which stipulates five years tenure, it is this act that has been subjected to gross Constitutional abuse with the Reappointment of Alkali, after years in Office ” he said.
Dr. Gololo, also an All progressive Congress ( APC), Chieftain said that
” Since the inceptions of this administration, every Federal appointments meant for North East is being taken to Borno state with impunity .”
Continue, the one coordinator of the All progressive Congress (APC), pointed at the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the recent Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, for another five years as against the Constitutional provisions “
” There are about six states in the North East, Gombe , Bauchi, Yobe and Borno, but all the appointment have been to Borno”
He warned that” we have concluded our investigations using some auditors and discovered the billions of stolen in the Commission, rather than addressing the challenges in North East, the management has become part of the crises because of their desperation to cover up the monumental Corruption”
Gololo, accused the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima of the implications of supporting the Reappointment of Alkali, as this may further create another crises in the Commission.
” We are given the presidency only Seven days to reverse the Reappointment of Alkali, because it is the turn of Gombe state, we have competent people in Gombe and Bauchi “
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