The Executive Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Alhaji Nasir Kwara, has instructed ICT trainees to be prepared to give their fair share to the success of the 2023 digital census.
Kwara made the recommendation while opening a 10-day capacity-building training for the commission’s ICT department in Ado, Nasarawa.
He claimed that, given the switch from manual data processing used in prior censuses to the digital census, training was essential.
“This is a novel approach and a departure from the manual procedure we often utilized in earlier censuses.
This endeavor requires a lot of cutting-edge technological hardware and software, which we have got and are still obtaining but are not quite familiar with, he said.
These, according to the chairman, include data security, cloud computing, cloud servers, and on-premises servers.
For the benefit of both the department and the broader commission, according to Kwara, the personnel needed to be tech-savvy.
He characterized the training as a road map for the census’ success in 2023 by offering technical pathways and an operational framework for other agencies to operate at their best.
The workshop’s main goal, according to Mr. Clifford Zira, Federal Commissioner for Adamawa and Chairman of the ICT Committee, was to give participants the current technological know-how they needed to manage data effectively.
Zira highlighted the commission’s intention to carry out an acceptable and accurate digital census and advised the participants to take advantage of the opportunity.