From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The National Population Commission (NPC), organized a one day breakfast meeting with media executives in Jigawa state on the 2023 population and housing census.
Speaking during the meeting, the state Director National Population Commission Jigawa Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Iro, explained that, the objective of the meeting is to update the media executives on the status of preparations for the 2023 census and the next steps forward in the light of the postponement.
The director maintained that, the process and systems put in place for the census are therefore being currently reviewed to determine what needs to be done to ensure that the preparation do not become obsolete for the exercise.
According to him, the commission had carried out massive advocacy and publicity for 2023 census at national and state levels, media campaign was intensified while collaboration with stakeholders was strengthened through the inauguration of census publicity committees at national, state and local government level.
The director then, call for practicing journalist to assist the commission to create awareness on 2023 census and appreciated Jigawa state government support and cooperation towards the exercise.