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NPC completes Enumeration Area Demarcation in 772 LGAs

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Alhaji Isa Kwarra, Executive Chairman, National Population Commission (NPC) says that the Commission has completed Enumeration Areas Demarcation (EAD) in 772 local governments across the country.

Kwarra made the disclosure at a News Conference on the Second Pre-test exercise for next population and Housing census exercise.

He said that the exercise was in line with the tradition of the commission which was a critical part of census preparatory process.

“The commission has almost concluded the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) activity 772 LGAs successfully demarcated .

“From the pilot phase to the completion of phase 17 EAD exercise with only two local governments outstanding,” he said.

The chairman who solicited for Nigeria’s support, assured of a credible and reliable census.

He particularly urged the media to mobilise the general populace for the successful conduct of field work.

According to him, the conduct of the pre-test is aimed at testing the census methodology, the questionnaires, data collection methods.

Kwarra added: ” The manuals for field staff, instruction manuals, data editing and coding, data processing and tabulation in preparation for actual census.”

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The Chairman explained that some selected Enumeration Areas (EAs) in four local governments in all states of the federation and FCT demarcated in 2014 to 2021 pilot phase would be involved.

Kwarra , who said that the pre-test exercise would commence from Dec 2, 2021 called on the states and local governments to work in synergy with the field workers for successful exercise.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pre-test exercise is part of census preparatory process which provides opportunity to test all aspects of census programme and instruments in advance.

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