2023 census: NPC to trains 20,000 Adhoc Staff in Lagos

The National Population Commission, NPC, will train and deploy 20,000 staff for the 2023 population and housing census in Lagos State.

The staff include permanent and adhoc workers for the exercise in the 21 local government areas of the state.

Training at the local government level is scheduled to begin next Thursday, April 13, in all the 37 LGAs.

The NPC Commissioner in Lagos State, Dr Clifford Zirra, confirmed that the 20,000 permanent and adhoc staff are to receive the training in seven days.

He added that this would come after seven days of data quality managers and specialised workforce training organised by the commission in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The NPC official further explained that the planned general staff training would hold concurrently across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.

CROSS RIVER HUB reports that the 2023 census, which is planned to capture every person, household and structure for national planning and project execution purposes, will hold next month.

The three-day exercise is scheduled for May 3, 4 and 5.