By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi

Ahead the 2023 Census, Facilitators drawn from Ebonyi and Enugu States have concluded a 10-Day Zonal Training Workshop for South-East organized by the National Population Commission.

The training which commenced in Abakaliki on Tuesday 13th December and ended on Thursday 22nd December 2022 was an avenue for participants to be trained as facilitators who will step down the training to the Enumerators, Supervisors and Coordinators ahead of the 2023 population and housing census.

Speaking at the end of the training, the Ebonyi State National Population Commission Federal Commissioner, Darlington Okereke, reiterated its commitment to conduct a successful Digital Census for the country.

Okereke stated that the training was very important to the activities of the Commission.

He said, “The NPC is coming up with the best census process ever done in Nigeria.

“The Facilitators are very important to the Commission, you are the fulcrum to the Coordinators, Supervisors and Enumerators.

“You are representing both Enugu and Ebonyi States, the knowledge you gather here, you will impact it on the people” Okereke said.

In a remark, the NPC Federal Commissioner in-charge of Enugu State, Mr Ejike Eze, urged the participants to lay emphasis in the training.

“NPC lays emphasis on training, we consider this event as an important assignment”

“Without training NPC will not get it right, for the past 16 years Nigeria has not conducted a credible, verifiable census”

The event was attended by the Ebonyi State Director of NPC, Barrister Julia Manyike, the Head of Department Public Affairs Mrs Nwakaego Nwachukwu, Trainers, Facilitators and Officials of NPC Administrative Department from Abuja among others.

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