The National Population Commission (NPC) on Tuesday warned enumerators and Staffers against partisanship and laxity during the 2023 Census exercise.
Prof. Habibat Isa-Jimoh, Kogi NPC Federal Commissioner, gave the warning during the inauguration of a three Day Specialized Work Force and State Facilitators Training, held at Lokoja Metropolis.
Isa-Jimoh said that the 2023 census was so crucial to the federal government such that it would tolerate any attempt by anyone to rubbish it in anyway.
Represented by State NPC Director, Mr Ojo Abiodun-Titus, the Commissioner said, “the government and international Community is waiting to have a correcpt, credible, and acceptable census for national development purpose.”
“Therefore, any attempt to rubbish this census exercise with partisanship and laxity as done in 2006, shall meet with stiff consequences and penalties.
“We expect that when you are going out to the field, make sure you don’t have any link with any political structure especially putting on T-Shirts and Caps of political parties.
“As field workers or enumerators, you should place Nigeria first and above money and do this work without any form of laxity, because a successful, credible and acceptable census will benefit you at the end as a citizen,” he admonished.