National Population Commission (NPC) said it has introduced new technologies, such as Census PAD and CSPro to ensure that the 2023 Population and Housing Census is credible, reliable and acceptable.
The executive chairman of NPC, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, when he declared open the first level of Training of Trainers (TOT) Level Workshop organised by the commission.
Kwarra added that the geospatial and infrastructure data as well as the enumeration form shall be uploaded on the tablets, also called Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), which are ultra-portable computers that can run a variety of software programmes.
He said the data collection in the 2023 Population and Housing Census shall be through Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI).
The executive chairman stated that to ensure that the 2023 Census does not lose focus in view of predetermined objectives and processes, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) instruments have also been developed to assess the extent to which objectives are being met or not and whether the processes are being adhered to or otherwise.
He maintained that the commission would leave no stone unturned to ensure that the 2023 Census is carried out meticulously, professionally and scientifically.
He continued, “For us in the Commission, getting the 2023 Population and Housing Census right is not just an option but an absolute necessity in our quest to deliver a credible, reliable, acceptable and verifiable 2023 census. In executing this onerous task, this present Commission appreciates the critical role of the staff to the overall success of the 2023 Census exercise and other Commission’s activities and will treat both items as the top priority and work assiduously to better the lots of staff.
“However, to whom much is given much is expected, therefore, you are expected to exemplify the highest moral and ethical conduct and put in more hard work which is needed for the overall success of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.”