2023 Census Facilitators Inaugurated In Kogi

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A total of 1,057 Specialised Workforce (SWF), facilitators, trainers and National Popu­lation Commission (NPC) of­ficials in Kogi have taken an Oath of secrecy in conducting the 2023 Census.

Out of the figure, 724 are Fa­cilitator Trainees, 254 SWFs, 50 Trainers, 26 Data Quality Managers, the State Director, the State Training Coordina­tor and the State Field Coordi­nator, respectively.

Magistrate Abubakar Saiki, however, led the func­tionaries into the oath-taking ceremony held at the auditori­um of the Federal University Lokoja (FUL).

Addressing the partici­pants, Prof. Habibat Isa-Ji­moh, the Kogi NPC Federal Commissioner, reminded them of the importance of oath-taking to remain secre­tive and faithful to the cause of the census.

Isa-Jimoh urged them to ensure that ‘every resident of Kogi is counted irrespective of age and location within the state.”

“This is a digital and tech­nology-driven census that is so unique and different from what it was in the past. So must ensure everyone is counted and captured.

“The aged great grandfa­thers and mothers, no matter their frailty, and even a day old child must be counted and captured.

“As enumerators and offi­cials, you must be sure of the figure you have in a particu­lar location before entering it in the digital machine,” he warned.

He further said, “Any mis­take you make will be correct­ed and remember, you can’t cheat anybody just as you can’t be cheated, so be sincere and truthful with your work.”

The commissioner admon­ished residents of Kogi to en­sure that they are counted be­cause “If one person was not counted it means the census is not complete or correct.”

“It’s our mandate to ensure that everybody is counted in Kogi to qualify the people of the state for any resource/ benefit that will come from the centre, Federal govern­ment, ” Isa-Jimoh said.


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