The National Population Commission (NPC) says it is putting in place necessary arrangements to make sure 2023 census is hitch free and credible.
Alhaji Nasir Kwarra, Executive Chairman, NPC, made the disclosure on Friday in Abuja while inaugurating census dashboard and mobile device management location.
The dashboard is a monitoring instrument to enhance the quality of data being collected during the census across the country.
It has the capacity to display real-time performance of census data.
Kwarra, represented by Mrs Gloria Izonfuo, Federal Commissioner, Bayelsa said that the dashboard launch was a demonstration of the commission’s preparedness to conduct a digital and reliable census.
“As part of our collective resolve in the commission to conduct a fully digitalised census in Nigeria, the commission is leaving no stone unturned to achieve this set objective.
“It is in furtherance of this that we are today witnessing the official launch of the Census Dashboard and Mobile Device Management System,” he said.
According to him, NPC, National Bureau of Statistics, and external users could use the data from the dashboard to identify and resolve potential performance problems before they occur during household and population enumeration process.
Kwarra described the dashboard as an information management tool for monitoring, analysing and producing a visual display of the selected Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
“The developed census dashboard utilises CSPro data collected from enumeration area/hamlet.
“It pulls data stored in CSPro (.csdb) format and stores it into MySQL database for easy processing and visualisation”, he said.