By: Hamisu Ado Nguru, Yobe
The Commissioner National Population Commission, Yobe State directorate, Alhaji Mai-Aliyu Mohammad, disclosed that his office has achieved certain percentage on work to be done throughout the state.
He made the revelation recently in Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area of the state, while touring the state to supervise the exercise.
He listed the local government areas so far covered to include Damaturu, Potiskum, Bade, Nguru, Machina, Yusufari, Karasuwa, Tarmuwa and Fune.
The commissioner, however, said only three wards of Tarmuwa local government area were not captured in the exercise, due to security challenges, explaining that the commission, in conjunction with the state government and security operatives, would soon conduct the exercise in the areas.
Mohammad said that the EAD was now holding in Bursari and Jakusko local government areas up to April 3, to continue in Nengere and Fika local government councils thereafter.
He explained that the EAD involved numbering houses, making enquiries about households and mapping enumeration and registration areas, in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said the exercise would also assist in providing geo-referenced sample frames for surveys, electoral wards delineation, infrastructure development and other planning purposes.