The National Population Commission (NPC), Oyo State office has called for the support and collaboration of stakeholders as it commences the third phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in the state.
The exercise which would take place at Olorunsogo local government area of the Oke-Ogun axis of the state is scheduled to commence from February, 20 to March, 10.
The NPC federal commissioner in the state, Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, who made the disclosure in Igbeti, Wednesday at a news conference to announce plan on the exercise, said the EAD constituted the foundation on which the entire census architecture stands.
He said “in order to effectively enumerate all persons, resident in the country, there is need to divide the whole land mass of the country into small units.
“This will allow for easy coverage by a team of enumerators during the census enumeration coming up in 2018,” he added.
According to him, the commission has adopted a meticulous and gradual approach to the 2018 census EAD that allows for practical experimentation of the methodology and necessary adjustment in implementation and flexibility emphasizing that the significance of the EAD exercise was beyond the conduct of the 2018 census.