Stay informed with the latest NPC Adhoc Staff Training Update and NPC Training News for today, July 14th, 2023. Read on to access important information regarding the NPC’s training program.
An Important Notice from the National Population Commission (NPC) Regarding Census Adhoc Staff Recruitment Email
Attention! The NPC Management wants to bring to your notice the existence of a fraudulent email falsely claiming that individuals have been accepted as Census Ad-hoc Staff. We want to clarify that the NPC is not currently conducting any recruitment exercise for the Census.
It is vital to note that prior to the postponement of the 2023 Census, the NPC had already completed the recruitment process for personnel. Presently, we are diligently preparing for the training of the recruited staff. If there is a need to update the list of selected candidates in the future, it will be officially announced through national media channels, our social media platforms, and the NPC’s official website.
We urge all Nigerians to disregard any fraudulent email messages and exercise caution to avoid falling victim to scammers and fraudsters. Your cooperation and understanding in this matter are highly appreciated as we strive to conduct a transparent and credible Census.
A Substantial Investment in Preparations for the Census
The NPC chairman has acknowledged that the preparations for the census have already consumed a significant investment of N100 billion. This represents a substantial commitment by the country. However, he assures that future census exercises will be more cost-effective, building upon the foundation established through current preparations while incorporating advancements in information and communication technology (ICT) to save money.
Addressing Concerns and Ensuring Accountability
Responding to concerns raised by the NPC commissioner in Ekiti State regarding the potential waste of N100 billion out of the N200 billion released to the commission if the census does not occur soon, Kwarra confirms the possibility of additional expenses but reassures that the President is receptive to their requests and fully aware of the implications of further delays.
Regarding the expenditure of N200 billion, Kwarra clarifies that it has already been incurred. He emphasizes that conducting a digital census, especially as a foundational census, is a costly process. However, he highlights that the census will generate resources that will more than compensate for the implementation cost, resulting in surpluses in the government’s coffers upon completion.
Unlocking Revenue Potential Through Geospatial Data
When questioned about the investment aspect of the expenditure, considering that the commission is not a revenue-generating agency, Kwarra explains the significance of generating geospatial data as part of the census preparation process. He emphasizes that the collected geospatial data goes beyond mere scanned information and has the potential to generate income for the government. This invaluable data will contribute to government revenue and extend its benefits beyond the immediate census objectives.