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The National Population Commission (NPC), has disclosed its plan to recruit over one million officers to enable it cover the country effectively in the proposed 2017 Population Census.

Chairman of the Commission, Chief Eze
Duruiheoma, made the disclosure at a Media Luncheon in Abuja.

He said ?to effectively cover the country, a total of 1.1million enumerators, 50,5000 supervisors and 5,050 field coordinators will be recruited and trained for the actual census?.

The Chairman who was represented by the Commissioner representing Enugu, Festus Uzor, also stated that a strategy and implementation plan for the 2017 population census which outlined the methodology to be adopted, activities to be implemented and timeliness have been developed.

He said that the Commission has been carrying out some of the pre-census activities as well as acquire some of the vital imageries needed for the proposed biometric census.

?We have acquired High Resolution Imageries, required for the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) for the census.

? We have demarcated and produced Satellite Image Enumeration areas maps for Akoko South-East LGA in Ondo State in December 2014, as a pilot exercise for the EAD project. The first phase of the EAD covering seven LGAs in each of the six geo political zones and the FCT is currently ongoing and training for the second phase of the EAD is ongoing in 29 LGAs in 29 states among others? he stated.