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Important Notice from the National Population Commission (NPC) Regarding Census Adhoc Staff Recruitment Email
The NPC Management issues a crucial public notice concerning a fraudulent email falsely claiming that certain individuals have been accepted as Census Ad-hoc Staff. It is essential to clarify that the NPC is not currently conducting any recruitment exercise for the Census.
Prior to the postponement of the 2023 Census, the NPC had already completed the recruitment of personnel. Presently, preparations are underway for the training of the selected staff. Any future updates to the list of candidates will be officially announced through national media channels, the NPC’s social media platforms, and its official website.
We strongly advise the public to disregard the fraudulent email and exercise caution to avoid falling prey to scammers and fraudsters. The NPC is committed to conducting a transparent and credible Census and appreciates the cooperation and understanding of the general public.
Significant Investment in Census Preparations
The NPC chairman acknowledges the substantial investment, totaling N100 billion, made in the preparations for the upcoming census. This investment demonstrates the country’s commitment to ensuring a successful census exercise. The chairman reassures that future census activities will be more cost-effective, leveraging advancements in information and communication technology (ICT) to optimize resources.
Addressing Concerns and Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility
In response to concerns raised by the NPC commissioner in Ekiti State regarding the potential wastage of N100 billion out of the N200 billion released to the commission due to possible delays in the census, Kwarra confirms that additional expenses may be incurred. However, he assures that the President is receptive to the NPC’s requests and fully aware of the implications of further delays.
Kwarra clarifies that the N200 billion expenditure has already been incurred, emphasizing the necessity of investment in a digital census, especially as it serves as a foundational census. Despite the costs involved, he highlights that the census will generate significant resources that will outweigh the implementation expenses, resulting in surplus funds for the government.
Leveraging Geospatial Data for Revenue Generation
Responding to questions about the investment aspect of the expenditure, considering that the NPC is not a revenue-generating agency, Kwarra underscores the importance of generating geospatial data during the census preparation process. He explains that the collected geospatial data goes beyond mere scanned information and possesses the potential to generate income for the government. This invaluable data will contribute to government revenue and extend its benefits beyond the immediate objectives of the census.