Yobe area demarcation to enhance livelihood of residents – NPC


The National Population Commission (NPC) says it has kick-started an area demarcation exercise across Yobe state, which seeks to determine the population and its quality, what people needed and what  the various requirements of the various segments of the society was.

Mai Aliyu Muhammad, the NPC’s Federal Commissioner, who monitored and supervised the exercise in Tarmuwa local government area, noted that the ongoing demarcation exercise was extremely important as it would determine what people stand to gain in terms of social amenities from the government.

He stated that some of the essence of the demarcation exercise was to find out how many people are educated and how many are not and what are the health services that are available to the various segments of the society.

“We have already demarcated Damaturu, Potiskum, Gashua, Nguru, Machina, Yusufari and Karasuwa.

“What remains now is Geidam, Yunusari, Bursary, Jakusko, Nangere, Fika, finally Gujba and Gulani local government area”, he added.

The Federal Commissioner said the exercise is expected to be concluded by August this year.

“Thereafter, we wait for the pronouncement of Mr President as to when the actual census will take place”, he said.

Abba Yarima, one of the demarcators told newsmen that the exercise had been going on smoothly and all community members and stakeholders are given all the necessary support and cooperation.



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