As part of its effort to get Nigerians to fully participate in the upcoming national population and housing census,the national population commission in partnership with National Orientation Agency have held an interactive session with social media activists and bloggers with a view to explore areas they could collaborate in effectively sensitising the general public on the importance of the 2023 Population and housing census.
ANAMBRA PEOPLE gathered that the national population and housing census which was scheduled earlier for March 29,2023 will now commence on 3rd of May 2023.
According to the Commission,the move to engage bloggers and influencers was to achieve a total buy-in of the Nigerian youth demography to the census project.
The main objectives of engaging bloggers and influencers include to heighten awareness on the importance of the 2023 Nigeria Census,to create a network of social media influencers and bloggers to champion youth participation in the 2023 Census,achieve a consistent and regular portrayal of the 2023 Nigeria Census in most online Communication.
Other objectives are to sensitise Nigerian bloggers and social media activists on their mass mobilization role towards the success of the 2023 Nigeria Census
The census would be the first ever digital census in Nigeria and will be different from all previous censuses in terms of transparency