From Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse

Royal fathers in JIgawa have promised to give maximum support to National Population Commission (NPC) for credible and acceptable 2023 Population and housing Census.

The emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi gave the indication when he recieved the national commissoner in charge of JIgawa, Alhaji Garba Zakari who paid him a courtesy visit in his palace.

The emir described population census as the bedrock of all socio-economical and infrastructural development of any society in the world.

Emir Sunusi noted that “Having come to terms with the importance of the national exercise the Dutse emirate council had since constituted an enlightenment committee.

He said the committee has already embacked on their primary objectives which is to enlighten the people on the importance of participating to ensure all are counted during the exercise”.

The emir assured that his palace and all traditional rulers will give maximum support and cooperation to the commission to achieve the desired objectives.

Speaking earlier, the national population commissoner in charge of JIgawa state, Alhaji Garba Zakari said they were in the palace to solicit the support of the traditional rulers in the state for successful conduct of credible national population census next year.

Alhaji Zakari told the emir that the commisson has opened the recruitment potal for ad-hoc workers in the country, in other to have a successful 2023 Population and housing Census.
He pointed out that 90 percent of Ad-hoc staff to be recruited would be indigenes of their respective local government areas in the state”.

The commissoner explained that the recruitment is going to be done uniformly across the state through online registration of different categories and sizeble number.

He explained that the other categories are the field Coordinators who will be deployed to cover Five SAs during the census and will be responsible for Supervising between 30 and 50 enumerators respectively.

“Data quality managers (DQM), these are officers that would be assigned with the task of ensuring that the census data collection process is smooth and the census data is correct, complete, and consistent with the principles of the census”, he added.

The Federal Commissioner said Quality Assurance Assistants/Rovers, Field Supervisors, Enumerators as well as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers among others are also needed.

He further called on the local government councils chairmen to desist from politicising the national exercise “especially on ad-hoc workers recruitment.
“The chairmen should not interfer or temper with the commisson’s rules and guidelines for the recruitment”.

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