By Aminu Garko
The Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari has charged media practitioners to raise public awareness on the upcoming national census.
Abari urged the media to saturate Nigerian airwaves and space with all the needed information on the population exercise.
He made the appeal on Thursday in Kano shortly after visiting the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, as part of the public enlightenment and mobilisation efforts for the success of the headcount.
According to him, the national census publicity committee was created to create more awareness on the importance of the population census to the development of the nation.
He said that traditional institution has a vital role to play in enlightening their subjects on need to fully participate on the 2023 National Population and Housing Census.
“We have also reached out to development associations and non-governmental groups to mobilise residents on the need to participate in the exercise,” said Abari.
According to Abari, the committee is holding a town hall meeting with the aim of engaging all stakeholders to achieved the set objectives.
“We are sure that our outing would play a significant role in reaching out to the general populace so that they will be well informed on the importance of this national assignment in the development of the nation,” he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng).
Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola