By AMEN GAJIRA
KAFANCHAN- The National Population Commission (NPC) has pledged to be transparent in the recruitment of adhoc staff for the conduct of the 2023 housing and population census.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NPC officially launched its e-recruitment portal to recruit adhoc staff for the exercise last week.
Dr Abdulmalik Duruguwa, the national commissioner in charge of Kaduna state, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area.
Duruguwa said that the application for recruitment was open to all Nigerians including people living with disabilities.
“As far as we are concerned, we are giving every Nigerian the opportunity to take part in this important national assignment.
“We welcome applications from all Nigerians including civil servants and physically challenged persons.
“There will be no favouritism. If you apply online and you are qualified, you are qualified. You don’t have to know anybody,” he said.
The national commissioner enjoined interested applicants to apply in areas where they are resident and would be deployed accordingly.
He restated the commission’s resolve to conduct a full digital population census that would be acceptable by all.
“Since the last census in 2006 there have been a lot of demographic changes in the country.
“So, we have concluded arrangements to conduct a reliable and acceptable census that every Nigerian will be proud of,” he said.
He solicited the support and cooperation of Nigerians, noting that census was key to national planning and development.
On the issue of security, Duruguwa explained that proper arrangements were being put in place to guarantee the safety of all adhoc staff recruited for exercise.
NAN reports that the population and housing census is scheduled for April 2023.(NAN)