2018 Census Will Be Biometric Based, To Hold In First Quarter


2018 Census Will Be Biometric Based, To Hold In First Quarter 2018 Census Will Be Biometric Based, To Hold In First Quarter

A Federal Commis­sioner with the Na­tional Population Commission in charge of Rivers State enumera­tion, Rev Wokoma Don­ald Charles Wokoma, has disclosed that the National census exercise proposed to hold in the first quarter of 2018 will be biometric based.

The commissioner dis­closed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt, ahead of the third phase of the Enu­meration Area Demarca­tion (EAD) to be carried out in Omuma Local Gov­ernment Area.

Wokoma explained that a biometric based census will give credibility to the exercise.

“Considering the fact that the 2018 Census will be biometric based and will seek to capture the facial impression and fin­ger prints of persons dur­ing the census period, any hope of gaining advantage manipulation of EAD will at best be an illusion that cannot be realised as only persons physically seen will be counted and their biometrics taken.”

He said that the pre-census exercise which will commence from Febru­ary 20 is part of the com­mission’s meticulous ap­proach to the success of 2018 census.


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