Kwarra made the disclosure at a press conference about the second preliminary testing exercise for the upcoming population and housing census.
He said the exercise was in keeping with the commission’s tradition, which was an essential part of the census preparation process.
“From the pilot phase to the completion of phase 17 of the EAD exercise with only two pending local governments,” he said.
The president who requested Nigerian support ensured a credible and reliable census.
In particular, he urged the media to mobilize the general population to carry out successful field work.
According to him, the purpose of conducting the pre-test is to test the census methodology, questionnaires, data collection methods.
Kwarra added: “Manuals for field personnel, instruction manuals, data editing and coding, data processing and tabulation in preparation for the actual census.”
The president explained that some enumeration areas (EA) selected in four local governments in all states of the federation and FCT demarcated in the pilot phase from 2014 to 2021 would be involved.
Kwarra, who said the pre-test exercise would begin on December 2, 2021, called on state and local governments to work in synergy with field workers to achieve a successful exercise.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the pre-test exercise is part of the census preparation process that provides the opportunity to test all aspects of the census program and instruments in advance.
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