By Jimoh Ahmed, Owo.
The Olowo of Owo, Oba (Dr) Ajibade Gbadegeshin Ogunoye III, has declared that the commitment of the National Population Commission to go for local recruiting of personnel into categories of positions especially the Supervisors and Enumerators will go a long way in reducing poverty in the land, as scores of youths who will be engaged, will, at least, take care of their immediate needs.
Oba Ogunoye stated this when he hosted the men of the Ondo State’s Office of the Commission in his palace in Owo.
The monarch also commended the Commission for adopting Digital Process in the head and building counting in the country.
The Commission, led by its Ondo State Director, Mr. Yemi Falusi also had in his entourage the Officer in charge of Public Enlightenment Santos, Census Controller in Owo, Mr. Onoda Jubril and scores of census Committee members.
Speaking earlier, Mr. Yemi’ Falusi,who led the team, informed the Olowo that the purpose of the visit was about sensitization towards the conduct of 2023 Census project in Nigeria.
Mr Falusi who said it became imperative for the Commission to use the traditional rulers as a point of contact to their subjects, disclosed that the Commission will still use other methods to reach out to the public.
He gave hints of various ways through which the conduct of the census will be hitch free and successful and also informed of the benefits of Population and Housing Census.
He reiterated the commitment of the Commission to hiring eligible indigenes or residents in the various local communities in the State to serve as Adhoc Staff in the 2023 Census.
According to him, next year Census will be digital as this development would make the project less cumbersome and with no doubt prompt release of the result of the exercise to the public with accurate figures.
Highlights of the visit was the pronouncement of Oba Ogunoye as ‘Census Ambassador’ with decoration with the Commission Pin (Logo).