2023 Census: Stakeholders Strategize To Boost Grassroots Participation in Gombe State

By Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe

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The National Population Commission, NPC, has met with stakeholders in Gombe State to boost grassroots participation in the upcoming National Population and Housing Census.

The NPC Federal Commissioner in Gombe State, Mr. Abubakar Danburam, said the meeting was to sensitize the stakeholders on the Processes and Methodology of 2023 Population and Housing Census.

Mr. Danburam said the series of engagements with the stakeholders were being carried out to boost awareness and improve grassroots participation during the head count, because the success of the census depended on the acceptability of the people of the state.

Speaking on the theme of the capacity building, “Process and Methodology for 2023 Population, Mr. Danburam said the stakeholders were being engaged to help the commission create awareness in their local communities to help the people understand the importance of the census.

“To this end, the Commission will be relying on your (stakeholders) experience and structures to drive the message into every home and household for a successful Population and Housing census. Grassroots participation is key to the successful census. I therefore implore you to contribute immensely to ensure everybody is counted,” said Mr. Danburam.

He said the census would provide the needed data and statistics to determine the quantity of resources to be allocated for the betterment of citizens in Gombe State and the country as a whole.

Keep Accurate Record

Mr. Danburam also said the census was important for keeping accurate records in their data bank for researchers in the future.

The State Director of NPC in Gombe State, Mr. Jude Maigari, said the commission had organized a series of workshops for relevant organisations in order for them to share their wealth of experience with one another and come up with useful suggestions for the success of the head count in the state.

 

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