All is set for the commencement of the recruitment process for the 2023 National Population and Housing Census exercise, after an intensive 2-day training of all the State and LGA recruitment review teams organized by National Population Commission, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, 28th – Tuesday, 29th November, 2022.
The event which was held at the multipurpose conference hall of Uranus Hotels, along Aka Itiam Street, Uyo was declared open by the Honourable Federal Commissioner, Akwa Ibom State NPC, Chief (Engr.) Benedict Ukpong, FNSE.
Chief Ukpong commended President Buhari for graciously approving the 2023 Population and Housing Census which will chart a new course to the overall planning and implementation of budgetary indices in the country based on the outcome of the census exercise.
He also welcomed the technical team from Abuja who are the facilitators led by Mr. Philip Osung, to Akwa Ibom and urged all the Akwa Ibom review team to make great used of this opportunity to ensure a successful exercise.
Earlier, the Sate Director, National Population Commission, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Emmanuel Edem, in his opening remarks charged all participants to take the training seriously, as they will work independently in the LGAs assigned them during the exercise.
During the intensive training marshalled by the technical team from Abuja, the lead facilitator, Mr Philip Osung took the participants on the prerequisites of the exercise, as well as the technical usage of the electronic gadgets programmed for the exercise.
Mr Osung charged the participants to be very diligent in the discharge of their duties, noting that the 2023 census exercise is fully digitalized, hence the importance of the training.
He also thanked the Honourable Federal Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Chief (Engr.) Benedict Ukpong FNSE, and the NPC State Management team for organizing a successful capacity training for the review team.
Other highpoint of the technical training was the presentation of essential working tools and materials for the team members.
In their separate remarks, the participants thanked the NPC facilitators for boosting their capacity with technical arsenals for the census exercise, and confirmed that they are fully motivated and poised for the exercise.
The National Population/Housing Census is scheduled to hold in April next year, after 2023 general elections.