Ondo Governor Inaugurates Census Advocacy Committee 

By: Ololade Justin, Akure.

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Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has Inaugurated the state census publicity and advocacy committee to propagate census information to people in eighteen council areas of Ondo state.

The event took place at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Akure, the state capital.

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, explained that the
inauguration became necessary to create a veritable platform to enlighten residents on the need to embrace the exercise for national development.

She noted that, the programme will enable government at the State and Federal levels ascertain the exact demographic data of the citizens for adequate planning and development purposes.

The Ondo state Federal Commissioner of National Population Commission (NPC), Prince Diran Iyantan, disclosed the target of the 2023 census is to produce accurate, reliable and inclusive data that will be used for planning and critical programme interventions.

He added that, the purpose of the programme is to get information about everyone living in the country, he called on the committee members to be proactive while urging residents of the state to make themselves available during the exercise.

Other stakeholders who spoke at the event promised to utilize full structure and personnel throughout the state to get the people involved to support the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

They pledged their determination to reach every nook and cranny of the State for the overall gains of the exercise to be achieved.


Olusola Akintonde

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