The National Population Commission (NPC), says it is smoothening all necessary processes through pre-test exercise to improve the next census in the country.
The Chairman of the Commission, Nasir Kwarra, stated this at a news conference on the commencement of the 2nd pre-test fieldwork in Gombe on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that pre-test exercise is a critical part of the census planning process which provides the opportunity to test all aspects of the census programme and instruments in advance of the main census activities, thus ensuring smooth operation and success of the census.
The pre-test exercise was also aimed at testing the census methodology, the questionnaires and data collection methods.
Kwarra, represented by Abubakar Danburam, NPC’s Federal Commissioner in charge of Gombe State, said the pre-test exercise provides the opportunity to test all aspects of the census programme and instruments in advance of the main census.
He said that all necessary steps were being taken while leveraging modern technology and geographical gadgets towards ensuring the smooth operation and success of the main census.