Demographic indices will be put in place for effective data to be collected

The National Population Commission (NPC), on Sunday, said it would restrategise on the census process to ensure success and fairness during the 2015 head count.

Zakari Umaru-Kigbu, Federal Commissioner representing Nasarawa in the NPC, announced this in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on Sunday at a reception in his honour.

“I am just coming on board and I want to believe that we will improve on the process, which is one of the mandates given the commission by President Goodluck Jonathan,” he said.

“Census issue is political and a lot of communities will never agree with the figures even though they are genuine. We are about to re-invent the whole process and review the whole process.”

Umaru-Kigbu said the NPC would use modern technologies to ensure that the next census was successful.

On Nasarawa census, he said: “We are expecting equity and justice. We are expecting that every indigene is going to be counted.”

The commissioner explained that all demographic indices were going to be put in place for effective data to be collected.  

The previous administrations in the state had challenged the 2006 census figures. 

Nasarawa State was ranked 35th on the census table.

Amina Aliyu-Wamba, Women Leader of PDP in Nasarawa North Senatorial District, called on the commission to correct the “irregularity? that was associated with the last census.

Aliyu-Wamba said the next census “will give us the real figures of the state.”

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