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NPC begins census in Osun state, enters discussions with border towns 



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On Monday, March 20th, the  National Population Commission(NPC), said that it will be deploying 17,000 personnel for the conduct of the 2023 census in Osun State.

It also said it has started to hold meeting with communities, where border issues are on-going, to ensure a crisis-free exercise. 

While 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 on time and speed up the census in the country. 

He said: “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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