The National Population Commission has said that the 2023 population census will be conducted electronically and not manually which would make it impossible for anyone to manipulate as was done in the past.
The Federal Commissioner incharge of Kogi State, Isah Habibat Jimoh, disclosed this at a news conference in Lokoja, the state capital.
He said, “The era of manipulation is gone, where politicians and other interested groups manipulate the exercise thereby giving wrong results”.
He pointed out that the 2023 census will be different as the commission is going to conduct a digital census stating, “Once you are captured by their machine, it goes directly to the central server at the headquarters where it would be difficult if not impossible for the figures to be changed or tampered with”.
He said, “The Commission is determined to successfully conduct the trial Census in their quest to deliver a credible, reliable, acceptable and verifiable census to the nation.