Insecurity: Census test underway without a hitch in Kaduna – official
He listed LGAs as Makarfi, Kudan and Zaria in Kaduna North Senatorial District; Igabi, Kaduna North and Chikun in Kaduna Central, as well as Sanga, Jaba and Kachia in Kaduna South.
“The exercise has gone off without a hitch so far and it is heart-warming as it serves as an indicator of the expected success of the next headcount, scheduled for next year.
“We will take advantage of this exercise to properly prepare the census itself; so far no challenges, and we are praying for a similar scenario to play out in the main count next year,” he said.
According to him, the usual controversy associated with the recruitment of ad hoc personnel during most of these exercises in the country has not arisen because everything is done online, with the utmost transparency.
“There have been no complaints from individuals or groups to have been wronged in the recruitment, and so everything is going peacefully; there are no outstanding issues that will distract us from the diligent execution of the main task”he said.
Gaga commented on the state local government council chairmen for cooperating with the NPC to ensure the success of the exercise.
“The board chairs have been very cooperative; they had attended the public meeting preceding the exercise and had pledged to cooperate; I am happy to say that they kept their promise,” he added.
NAN reports that Kaduna State has been facing security issues for some time, raising fears of the possibility of encountering itching during the trial census this year and the main population census next year.