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NEWS UPDATE: Insecurity: Census area demarcation inconclusive in eight Katsina LGAs

NEWS UPDATE: Insecurity: Census area demarcation inconclusive in eight Katsina LGAs

The Federal Commissioner representing Katsina in the National Population Commission, Alhaji Bala Almu Banye, has said that 25 of the 34 local authorities areas in the province have been successfully demarcated.

Notwithstanding, Banye said the exercise suffered setbacks in 8 other local authorities areas of the province experiencing insecurity.

The NPC Commissioner made the comment piece at Katsina layout to demarcate the personal asset of the Governor of the province, Aminu Bello Masari.

The exercise he said is in its 17th stage, which is the final stage of the exercise that started in 2016.

“This is the 17th stage and the in conclusion stage of the exercise which started in 2016.

“The demarcation is beingness carried out successfully apart from for 8 local governments that we have security challenges. Fifty-fifty in those local governments areas, we have made good progress and the little that is remaining, the commission will make up one’s mind on the way forward taking cognisance of similar circumstances in other states.

“We started with Funtua in 2016 and one after the other, we are at present on the in conclusion one, which is Katsina itself.

“As I am talking to you nowadays in Katsina Local Authorities, we have demarcated to a greater extent than 90%. I am expecting in the next 2, 3 days, we shall have 100%.”

The essence of the demarcation he said is to split up the country into smaller units so that when the proper enumeration starts, the enumerators will be able to carry out the exercise within the stipulated period.

Banye farther said that the success of the planning of the census exercise is predicated on how good the areas are demarcated.

“Demarcation is the basis of planning how to do the census itself. That is when we will know how many persons we are going to engage and educate to do the census. How many personal information devices, computers, supervisors, will be required to do the census itself and so on,” he said.

“All the budgeting physical process is based on the number of enumerations areas that we make and as I am telling you, so far so good, by the stop of Oct, nationwide, we would have finished 100% all the demarcation of the country.”

Banye also famous that the census exercise this time around is computerised dissimilar the preceding ones and with the press of a button it makes available the needed statistics for planning as obtained in advanced countries.

“What makes the census this time different from the preceding one is that since during the colonial era there had only been demarcation but this time we are taking reward of engineering already on ground to acquire all the information into a little device.

“By the time you compile all of them, with a press of a button you can know how many buildings, schools, hospitals, amid other vital information at whatsoever given time.

“In the countries that are advanced, it is based on this demarcation that streets are named and numbered.

“They call up it the postal code. That is where we are headed,” Banye said.

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