Prof. Uba Nnabue, the Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission, has ascertained the willingness of the commission to conduct the first fully digitalize census that would stand the test of time in the country.
Nnabue gave the assurance while addressing the one-day capacity-building workshop for journalists in Owerri Friday.
He said that the 2023 census exercise scheduled to hold this March is by international best practices.
According to him, paperless, digitized data entry collection is not a new idea with the National Population Commission.
“The use of the country as far back as the 2013 NDHS Survey, the 2015 Education Data Survey, and the creation of our own customized Census PAD deployed successfully in the concluded trial census across the country were all evidently leading to the pathway of digital functionality”.
Prof. Nnabue acknowledged the fact that the journey to conduct the 2023 Population and Housing Census started with the formulation of an implementation plan with detailed information, strategies, a budget, and a timeline for the Pre-Census, Census, and Post-Census activities.