The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Mohammad Fada has stated that the Scheme is ready to provide the assistance that will lead to a successful 2023 population and housing census in Nigeria.
This was stated by the Director General during a courtesy visit to Nasir Kwarra, Chairman of the National Population Commission, in Abuja.
The partnership with NYSC, according to the Chairman of the National Population Commission, is critical to the success of the 2023 national population.
General Fadah thanked the Commission for including Corps Members in the recent test-run in preparation for the 2023 census.
He said the involvement of Corps members who are graduates of different courses with the required skills from NYSC will add more credibility to the exercise.
Kwarra, who stated that the most recent census was conducted sixteen years ago, praised the Corps members for their outstanding performances during the recent census pre-test exercise, which took place during the demarcation of all 774 local government areas in the nation.
He continued by saying that as part of their contributions to the advancement of the country, Corps Members would increase the staff size of the commission during the exercise in 2023.
“Partnership with NYSC is very necessary for a credible housing and population census.
“The main census in April 2023 will involve mass deployment of trained personnel and materials in order to have accurate demographic data for national planning,” he added.
He also stated that, while the commission would train the Corp members on the procedures and processes, they had already acquired the necessary discipline as a result of the scheme.