The National Population Commission has said the partnership with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is very crucial to the success of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
The Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra disclosed this when the Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.
He said the involvement of Corps Members who are graduates of different courses with the required skills from NYSC will add more credibility to the exercise.
Kwarra who said the last population census was held sixteen years ago commended the Corps Members that participated in the just concluded Trial Census exercise and during the demarcation of all the 774 local government areas of the country for their exemplary performances.
He added that during the 2023 Census exercise, Corps Members would boost the staff strength of the Commission as part of their contributions to national development.
“Partnership with NYSC is very necessary for a credible Population and Housing Census.
The main census in April 2023 will involve mass deployment of trained personnel and materials in order to have accurate demographic data for national planning,” he added.
The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah had earlier appreciated the National Population Commission for involving Corps Members in the recent Trial Census in preparation for the 2023 census exercise.
He added that the Scheme is ready to provide the necessary support that would lead to a successful national population and housing census.