By Yunusa Abdullahi
The National Population Commission has began the Enumeration Area Demarcation In Adamawa State.
This was disclosed by the Federal Commissioner of the National Population Dr. Clifford T O Zirra while briefing Journalists during a Press Conference at the Yola office of the Commission recently.
The Federal Commissioner of the N P C stated that the Enumeration Area Demarcation is one of the core preparatory activities for the Census exercise that constitutes the foundation on which the entire Census architecture stands.
He explained that the commission have resolved to get it right in the quest to deliver to the nation an Accurate, Reliable, Acceptable and Verifiable Census for the Country, pointing out that the N P C is leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure that the Enumeration Area Demarcation is carried out meticulously, professionally and scientifically in order to provide the basis for the smooth conduct of the next Census in the Country.
Dr. Clifford T O Zirra also called on all critical stakeholders to support the commission for the realization of the conduct of the next census exercise, and solicited for the assistance of the Local Government Councils and the Traditional Institutions in the provision of guides and accommodation for the field staff, stressing that the Commission has put in place adequate logistics arrangement for effective deployment of personnel and materials in the selected Local Government Areas.
He also solicited for the support of the state Government and the security agencies for the smooth conduct of the exercise scheduled to take place in Michika local government area, explaining that already the commission has conducted a successful exercise in Yola North, Girei, Numan and Mayo Belwa Local Government Areas.
The Commissioner of the N P C also explained that the Enumeration Area Demarcation exercise is not the Enumeration of persons living in the Country and it's outcomes will not in any way determine the population of any Community, Local Government or State, maintaining that the exercise is just the division of the country into small Geographical areas to facilitate Enumeration.
He however appealed to the State and Local Government Councils, Traditional Institutions and Communities in the affected areas to support the Commission in carrying out the Enumeration Area Demarcation by allowing demarcators unfettered access to facilities and places in the areas to be demarcated.