By Shina Abubakar
THE National Population Commission, NPC, yesterday, disclosed that it will deploy 17,000 personnel for the conduct of the 2023 census in Osun State.
It also said it has started meeting with communities, where border issues are on-going, to ensure a crisis-free exercise.
Addressing journalists in Osogbo, the Federal Commissioner representing Osun, Senator Mudashiru Hussain, said the commission decided to deploy adequate numbers of personnel to complete the task timely.
His words: “In Osun State, we are engaging 17,000 personnel for the population and housing census for 2023. We have trained them including the facilitator, enumerator and supervisor. A special workforce has also been trained which will be responsible for maintaining the Personal Digital Assistant gadget on the field. We have also trained the monitoring and evaluation team and other administrators.
“We are ready for the census because the President has graciously approved 60 percent of Personal Digital Assistant, PDA, gadget from oversee and 40 percent for local gadgets. We have taken delivery of over 70 percent of the gadget and before May we will take the delivery of the remaining equipment.”
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