NPC trains 1,490 ad hoc facilitators in Delta
National Population Commission (NPC) has engaged no fewer than 1,490 ad hoc facilitators, including physically-challenged persons, to conduct 2023 Population and Housing Census in Delta State.
NPC Federal Commissioner in the state, Chief Richard Odibo, made this known at the closing ceremony of Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop in Asaba, yesterday. Odibo disclosed that the training took place in Warri, Ughelli and Asaba, and that the 10-day training was meant to re-evaluate the skills and practical application of the exercise.
According to him, the training of the facilitators was one of the best strategies to overcome all challenges and achieve “strong and error-proof census.” While emphasising on the need to achieve credible and acceptable 2023 census, he hinted that the Commission was committed to ensuring the census does not lose its focus in terms of predetermined objectives and processes.
He said the Commission was committed to training and re-training members of staff with the aim of ensuring effective delivery of its mandate, adding: “The workshop was put together to enhance the technical and managerial capacity and skills of participants to teach other field functionaries for the success of the census exercise.”
Odibo assured Nigerians and the international communities of its readiness to conduct credible, reliable and acceptable population and housing census in the state.