The National population Commission would adopt the use of Personal Digital Assistance (PDA) in 2018 census and its third Phase of Enumeration Area Demarcation in the state, the chairman of the Commission Yusuf Mohammed Anka has said.
Briefing newsmen on the start of the field work for third phase of the Enumeration Area Demarcation in Bakura LGA as part of the preparation for the 2018 Population and Housing Census, Yusuf said the use of the PDA became necessary to avoid manipulations.
He said the scientific approach to the area demarcation would eliminate human elements as the process is capable of detecting human errors and preventing manipulations.
He further explained that the Enumeration Area Demarcation would be professionally undertaken in order to avoid overlapping, oversized, undersized, and even non-existent Enumeration Areas.
"Adequate logistics have been put in place for effective deployment of personnel and materials during the EADs exercise. The Assistance of Local government councils and traditional institution is being solicited in the provision of accommodation for the field staff,” he added.
He stressed that the 2018 census would be biometric based and would seek to capture the facial and finger prints of persons during the census period adding that any hope of gaining advantage through manipulation of the EAD would at best be an illusion.
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