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NPC enlists corps memes for 2023 National Census

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
31 August 2022   |   7:43 pm
The National Youth Service Corps' cooperation is essential to the success of the 2023 census of the nation's population and housing, according to the National Population Commission.

The National Youth Service Corps’ cooperation is essential to the success of the 2023 census of the nation’s population and housing, according to the National Population Commission.

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah, paid the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja, where he revealed this.

He said the involvement of Corps Members who are graduates of different courses with the required skills from NYSC will add more credibility to the exercise.

Kwarra who said the last population census was held sixteen years ago commended the Corps Members that participated in the recent census pre-test exercise during the demarcation of all the 774 local government areas of the country for their exemplary performances.

He added that during the 2023 exercise, Corps Members would boost the staff strength of the commission as part of their contributions to national development.

“Partnership with NYSC is very necessary for a credible housing and population census.

The main census in April 2023 will involve mass deployment of trained personnel and materials in order to have accurate demographic data for national planning,” he added.

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah had earlier appreciated the National Population Commission for involving Corps Members in the recent test run in preparation for the 2023 census exercise.

He added that the Scheme is ready to provide the necessary support that would lead to a successful national population and housing census.