From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
Ahead of the April 2023 population and housing census in Nigeria, the National Population Commission (NPC) has solicited the support and cooperation of stakeholders in Ebonyi State to ensure the success of the exercise in the 13 local government areas of the state.
Federal Commissioner of NPC in the state, Darlington Okereke, made the solicitation on Friday during a press briefing to mark the commencement of trial census for the 2023 population and housing census in the state.
He reiterated the readiness of the commission to deploy technological innovations to conduct a truly scientific census that will not only be accurate and reliable but also transparent and acceptable to all Nigerians.
He stated that the trial census would cover nine out of the 13 local government areas in the state
According to him, the selected local government areas are Abakaliki, Izzi, Ohaukwu, Ezza South, Ezza North, Ishielu, Afikpo North, Onicha and Ivo.