The Federal Government, through the National Population Commission (NPC), is set to employ no fewer than one million Nigerians for the conduct of the 2023 national census.
The Commissioner representing Ekiti at the NPC, Deji Ajayi, disclosed this at a press conference heralding the trial census to be conducted in Ekiti as a preparatory exercise.
He said, “Census is a massive operation that will engage one million personnel, and managing such a huge workforce manually will raise huge logistical and documentation challenges.
“It is in recognition of this fact that the NPC resolved that recruitment for the 2023 census will be done electronically. This trial census will provide an opportunity to test the feasibility of e-recruitment.
Ajayi added that this is the first time the Commission will be doing a paperless census, everything will be digital to check corruption and bring about accurate data that can help national development.
“Technology is open to manipulation, but NPC has gone a step higher by having an updated technological innovation that can prevent multiple registrations”, he said.