NPC vows to continue enumeration, demarcation in Zamfara

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The Zamfara State wing of the National Population Commission (NPC) has revealed that it has concluded Enumeration Area Demarcation in 13 local government areas of the state, saying that only Maru Local Government Area is left out.

Speaking in Gusau, the state capital, the state Commissioner of the commission, Hon. Mutakkar Rini, said that due to the security challenges ravaging the state, the commission was not able to complete the Enumeration Area demarcation (EAD) in Maru.

“However, the commission has provided adequate security for the demarcators and their equipment during the demarcation exercise in Maru Local Government Area,” he said.

According to him, the demarcators will move round in every community making enquiries about households, mapping enumeration and registration in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“We will submit the details of the demarcation to the Independent National Electoral commission so as to create more polling units or reduce the polling units if the need arises” he added.

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“Enumeration Area demarcation is not the enumeration of the population. Persons will not be counted during the exercise”

Continuing, Hon. Rini explained that the NPC is taking necessary steps to ensure that field functionaries are properly kited and trained to observe all protocols throughout the period of the exercise as proscribed by the presidential task force on COVID-19.

He however urged every member of the community to give the demarcators access to buildings/housing units in order to number them for demarcation exercise.

“Please respond truly to inquiries from the demarcators to facilitate the exercise and do not interfere in the exercise and allow the demarcators to carry out their assignments professionally” he warned the community members.

The commissioner further stated that the commission has started issuing free birth and death certificates to children between one and 18 years, saying that anybody above 18 years would have to pay through the office and that receipt would be issued to them.

He further noted that free tests would be done in four local government areas of the state.

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