With the need to ensure the successful and full realization of the enumeration area demarcation in Anambra state, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke, the Federal Commissioner representing Anambra State in the National Population Commission, NPC, has urged on critical stakeholders in the State and Ndi Anambra to support the commission.
The Commissioner who addressed newsmen made this call at the Abagana Civic Center, prior to the commencement of the the phase ten of the fieldwork of the enumeration area demarcation in Njikoka Local Government Area.
It should be pointed out that the Enumeration area demarcation is a core preparatory and foundational activity before any census is conducted.
The tenth phase of the field work of the enumeration area demarcation which is taking place in Njikoka Local Government Area is happening consecutively in thirty-three local government areas in twenty-six states of the federation.
Mr. Ezeoke stated that two hundred and twenty eight local government areas have been successfully demarcated by the Commission, while the remaining five hundred and forty six local government areas will be covered in subsequent phases.
The success of the demarcation according to Mr. Ezeoke is hinged on community support and cooperation, such that the staffs are allowed to professionally do their duty and properly sensitize the people on the reason for the project to avoid unnecessary misinformation.
Conversely,Mr. Joachin Ulasi ,the Anambra State Director, National Population Commission noted that the enumeration area demarcation has been successfully conducted in six local government areas in the state and was optimistc that the exercise will succeed in Njikoka.
The press briefing and opening ceremony of the exercise was attended by the Transition Committee chairman of Njikoka Local Government Area, Mr. George Ozo represented by the Supervisor for Education and Social Welfare in the council, Mr. Nkem Obuzor, Presidents General of the six communities in the council area and their representatives.
According to the traditional ruler of Abagana, Igwe Mbamalu Okeke who spoke on behalf of other stakeholders of the communities, he assured of the total support from towns’ leaderships throughout the period of the exercise.
The training of the functionaries kicked off yesterday October 5, and will end on Friday October 9, while the fieldwork will start October 10 and end on the 30th of this month.