Before the 2023 digital census, the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has instructed the National Population Commission to appropriately equip its staff with equipment that has been tried and true and will ensure accurate and acceptable findings.
Speaking to the NPC State Publicity Committee team that visited him in his palace, the Obong remarked that recognizing the results of the count is crucial since they are based on verified data that has been gathered nationwide.
The Obong, who advocated for including all citizens in the exercise, explained that due to the rapid population growth in Calabar and its surroundings, the State needs reliable census data.
To ensure that everyone is counted during the exercise, he pledged that the people of Calabar in particular, and Cross River will completely support the 2023 National Census.
While congratulating Obong and his council earlier, Eric Anderson, the Cross River Commissioner for Information and Chairman of the 2023 Census Publicity Committee, stated that the relevance of the Census exercise to national needs assessment, planning, and development cannot be understated.
According to Anderson, the 2023 version will include information on homes, natural resources, and other facilities in addition to population numbers.
The State Director, National Population Commission, Stanley Itam, and the CAN Chairman in Cross River are among the members of the NPC visiting Team who assured the Obong that the State had already been correctly divided into sections to improve a smooth and accurate exercise.