Census Manager, National Population Commission, NPC, Dr Inuwa Jalingo has said that not less than two million Nigerians would have their digital capacity built and become digitally skilled for their respective businesses just as it will take between 30 and 40 days for the preliminary result of the 2023 Census to be available.
Page3news.com.ng reports that Jalingo said this in Nasarawa at a Three-day Capacity Building Workshop for Population Correspondents on the 2023 Population and Housing Census tagged ‘Getting People Involved’.
He said the level of digital exposure that would be gained by the personnel to be recruited to carry out the first digital census activity in Nigeria would be enormous.
According to him, the pool of stakeholders trainees to be recruited are about 1.5 million people to be deployed as facilitators at various levels has academicians, people of various professional leanings, who would use the knowledge acquired to impact in their personal business or places of work.
“We are going to bring facilitators from the academics, and they are going to translate that information to their students, so a lot of capacity would be built. The privilege I had to go to Ghana and South Africa has led me to acquire a lot of knowledge that I am transferring to the Population Correspondents in this capacity building workshop.
”At different fora, I’ve transferred to my colleagues, to people like you as I meet you in this workshop, and all these and others. So, a lot of opportunities are abound as we progress in the preparations for the population and housing census.
“Information that we are going to use by the time we finish taking you through Google classes and these reports, a lot of work will be different whether we like it or not”.
The hugely built and dark complexion Jalingo was emphatic when he said that it will take between 30 and 40 days for the preliminary result of the population and housing census to be available because of the sophisticated gadgets to be deployed by the National Population Commission for the exercise.
He however pointed out that the 2023 population and housing census would be Nigeria’s first digital census.