Confident that the 2023 population and housing census is a reality, the National Population Commission, NPC, today in Abuja officially commissioned the “National Population Commission’s 2023 Census Situation Room”.
The Executive Chairman NPC, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra said the ‘Situation Room’ is yet another milestone attained by the Commission in the preparation for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
While appreciating the stakeholders who have joined in person or online to commemorate the event, Isa Kwarra said, “As you are aware, the Commission will be carrying out a digital census in 2023 and a Trial Census in June 2022. It is in this regard, that we will leave no stone unturned to make sure that all corresponding technical equipments meet the required standards for effective delivery of the 2023 census goal, which is a credible, reliable and acceptable Population and Housing Census.
“The Situation Room that we are officially launching today, will serve as the 2023 Census Communication Hub. It will be multifunctional as it will serve as the Situation room for all Census activities and critical vital meetings that concerns the growth and progress of the Commission for Census activities and beyond. The Situation room will ensure constructive and proactive engagement of the census process.
In our determination to deliver on the mandate of the Commission, it is imperative to take steps towards closer interaction and strategic engagement with the public. The launching of the 2023 Census Situation room is a step in that direction, because it will afford the Commission the opportunity to interact and educate the populace, seeking information concerning the 2023 Census, receive feedbacks and correct misconceptions regarding the census methodology, processes and procedures. We are convinced that the census Situation room will provide a veritable interaction ground towards ensuring credibility and acceptability of the next census. It is on this note that I officially launch this 2023 Census Situation Room for the advancement of the census preparatory process and other activities of the Commission”, said Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra.
He was however emphatic when he said that “in the Commission, staff are our greatest asset and we know their importance, may I seize this opportunity to commend the hardworking staff of the Commission for their steadfastness, resilience and sustained efforts exhibited over the years in the efforts to make the Commission relevance among the data generating agencies”.
The NPC Executive Chairman also appreciate the members of the Commission, Management Team and the entire staff of the Commission for all their efforts towards the preparation for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
“I also want to thank the media for their steadfastness in projecting to Nigerians the various preparatory process of the Commission of which the opening of this situation room is a very important part of the preparation for the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
“All things being equal, together we will succeed in this great task ahead”.