NPC to end area demarcation in Kwara

By Ahmed Ajikobi
The National Population Commission (NPC) has said the area demarcation exercise in Kwara State would end on Wednesday 20th January, 2021.
The agency began the exercise on 19th December, 2020.
This was disclosed by the commission’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Ganiyat Lawal, on Monday in Ilorin
Lawal explained that 65 people had been trained to cover Ekiti, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Lawal, however, assured that when the real census begins, more people would be employed.
She said that the commission had visited the traditional rulers in all LGAs to inform them of its mission, adding that the monarchs pledged their support.
“We did advocacy before we started the exercise to enlighten the populace on the importance of the exercise.
“We also pleaded for their support in order to make the work easy for the commission and also know the boundary of each area.
“We made them to understand that it was not our duty to solve the problem of boundary dispute but just to identify houses where people live,’’ she said.
Lawal further said that the traditional rulers in the three Local Government Areas of Kwara state were Area Demarcation Exercise was done, supported the staff.
Lawal said that the traditional rulers in Ekiti, Irepodun and Oke-Ero Local Government Areas (LGAs) provided accommodation and feeding for NPC staff during the exercise.
She said that 65 people were trained to cover the areas, and all of them were given proper care as promised by the traditional rulers.

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