The National Population Commission has promised Nigerians that they will embrace digital innovations to conduct 2023 Census.
The Commission’s chairman on Information Communication Technology, Dr. Clifford Zirra, assured that the next census would be credible.
Zirra revealed this after the tour of RLG/Adulawo Technology City, a technology device assembly firm in Ilesa, Osun State, by a team from NPC on Thursday.
Zirra said that the digitized census will be the first in African history adding that it will be accepted globally with a great standard.
He further said, “We are pacesetters. We are now going to conduct a digitized census for the first time, in the history of Nigeria and the history of Africa. We want to do something very acceptable and of a great standard. That is why we want to associate ourselves with people who can give us value, the value that would add to our work.
“We have a lot to do in terms of mobilisation, manpower and logistics to do the census, next year. That is why we are here to look at what they have. For now, we have a team of Federal Commissioners, the Director General and the management staff, who are vast in these areas and know what we need.
He said that the commission has a time frame they are working on for effective delivery.
“We are discussing and by the time we reach the bridge, we will cross it over. We have started the discussion and we pray we get it on time. I am sure that they have not disappointed us. We have a timeline and we have to ensure that we will meet that timeline of the deadline.”
The 2023 Census will be Nigeria’s first digital census and will change how the census is being conducted in Nigeria before now.