2023 Population Housing Census not cancelled, preparation in top gear – Evelyn Micah

Mrs. Evelyn Micah, Bayelsa State NPC Director has maintained that the 2023 Population and Housing Census has not been cancelled but postponed for the commission to have enough time for an hitch free exercise.

The Director stated this when she led a delegation of the NPC Bayelsa State staff on a visit to the Census Committee members in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The purpose of the visit according to her, was to formally inform the committee members on the ongoing preparations towards 2023 Population and Housing Census.
Mrs Micah emphasized that every person is a stakeholder in the census process,age said data generated from the census has far-reaching effects on everyone’s lives, including future generations.
Mrs. Micah urged the Census Committee members to step up collaboration with the Commission to ensure that the forthcoming census is credible, reliable, and accepted by the people of Bayelsa State.
The Census Committee Chairman in the Local Government Area ,Dr. Koko Dinipre expressed gratitude to staff of the National Population Commission for their dedication in ensuring that every individual in Bayelsa State is counted during the census. He also pledged their unwavering support to the census project.
Also speaking at the occasion, the NPC Head of Public Affairs ,Mrs. Elia Omiloli said that the National Population Commission values Census Committees at the local level as they will greatly assist the Commission in spreading awareness and educating the grassroots population.
The NPC delegation presented the Census Committee members with 2023 Census branded items and publicity materials, including t-shirts, fez caps, stickers, and reading materials. These materials will aid the Committees in their efforts to raise awareness and educate the public.

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