2018 Enumeration Area Demarcation To Be Effective – Commissioner


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The National Population Commission (NPC) Federal Commissioner in Oyo State Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji on Wednesday said the commission is set to effectively enumerate all persons resident in the country for the 2018 census Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD).
Dr Oyetunji stated this in Igbeti, Oyo state during a news conference to announce plan on the commences of the third phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in Olorunsogo local government area of the state.
The NPC Federal Commissioner stressed that the EAD constituted the major foundation on which the entire census architecture stands.
“In order to effectively enumerate all persons resident in the country, there is need to divide the whole land mass of the country into small units. This will allow for easy coverage by a team of enumerators during the census enumeration coming up in 2018” he said.
Dr Oyetunji pointed out that NPC has adopted a meticulous and gradual approach to the 2018 census EAD that gives room for practical experimentation of the methodology and necessary adjustment in implementation and flexibility.
He added that the significance of the EAD exercise was beyond the conduct of the 2018 census,saying,that NPC is planning to establish and maintain a national frame to include locality list and house numbering for future censuses and surveys in line with its mandate.
Emphasizing that the EAD was not the enumeration of persons living in the area or the country at large and that the outcome would not determine the population of the community,he solicited for the support and collaboration of stakeholders particularly the local government, traditional institutions and the communities where the exercise is schedule to take place to make it a big exercise.
Dr Oyetunji then said the exercise take place at Olorunsogo LGA of the Oke-Ogun axis of Oyo state between February 20 to March 10 .


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