The National Population Commission, in collaboration with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST),has embarked on training its functionaries for the ground-truthing of Postcode Area (PCA) Delineation Model at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)’s Office in Abuja.
The exercise is part of efforts to bequeath to Nigeria, a standard and digital postcode system that aid the economic, political, social and physical development of Nigeria,
A postcode system assigned a unique alphanumeric code to every dwelling entity in the country, taking into consideration its unique use (residential, commercial, medicare or educational) and geographical location.
The 2013 National Addressing Policy demanded that the existing 6-digit numeric National Postcode be extended to enhance the granularity of the postcode. The extended postcode framework is a collaboration between NPC and NIPOST.
The Population Commission has derived a huge volume of geospatial resources during the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise for the 2023 Population and Housing Census, which included a digital map of all buildings and post offices in Nigeria, that NIPOST has decided to leverage to delineate the entire country into distinct Postcode Areas with unique identities.
This training session will train Supervisors, Enumerators, and GIS officers who will be on the field for 7 days to validate the Model in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This is a micro-test, after which the whole country will be delineated into Postcode Areas.
Those in attendance to declare the training workshop open today included the Digital Chairman of NPC, Hon. Nasir Isa kwarra; Postmaster General of NIPOST, Hon. Sunday Adeyemi Adepoju; Director General of NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba; NPC Federal Commissioner, Akwa Ibom, and other senior officers of the relevant agencies.