August 6, 2022

NPC Launches Census Dashboard, Mobile Device Management System » YNaija

For the 2023 Population and Housing Census, the National Population Commission (NPC) launched the census dashboard and device management system.

The census dashboard and device management system was presented by Nasir Isa Kwarra, Executive Chairman of the NPC, on Friday in Abuja. He described it as a monitoring tool to improve the quality of data collected during the census across the country in real time.

The launch of the integrated census dashboard and mobile device management system to monitor the influx and quality control of field data during the 2023 census, according to Kwarra, who was represented by the Federal Commissioner representing Bayelsa State, Ms. Gloria Izonfuo, said this is another milestone that underlines the Commission’s commitment to providing reliable and credible population data for national planning.

He expressed confidence that the establishment of the monitoring system, dashboard and mobile device management system will help the Commission achieve its goal of providing a highly viable, verifiable, acceptable and reliable census.

The Director of NPC gave the following explanation on the functionality of the dashboard: “The dashboard displays the real-time performance of census data that the National Bureau of Statistics, the National Population Commission and users can use to identify and preemptively resolve potential performance issues during household and population counts.

“For management reporting and trend analysis, performance data can also be retained.

“This is an information management tool for tracking the counting process for the 2023 census by monitoring, analyzing and providing a visual display of key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics and data selected important ones.

“The Census Dashboard was created using CSPro data from an enumeration area or hamlet. For ease of processing and visualization, it retrieves data from CSPro storage (.csdb) and stores them in a MySQL database.

Furthermore, Kwarra applauded the technical assistance provided by development partners in achieving this achievement and expressed gratitude to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. (UNECA) for their outstanding assistance to the Commission.

He comforted Nigerians by assuring them that the Commission is ready to conduct a credible and reliable census that would be welcomed by Nigerians.

Ulla Mueller, the Resident Representative of UNFPA in Nigeria, said in her remarks that the dashboard will ensure quality.

According to Mueller, the Commission is ready to undertake the first legitimate and trustworthy digital census.

Accordingly, she reiterated UNFPA’s commitment to assist Nigeria in carrying out its population and housing census in 2023.

Mr. Semiu Adeniran, the Statistician General of the Federation and Director General of the National Bureau of Statistics, also spoke and commended the Commission’s preparation for the census, calling it unmatched in Nigeria’s history.

Adeniran said the Commission would be able to monitor field activities from its headquarters through the configuration of the dashboard and mobile device management system.

He pledged cooperation and help from the National Bureau of Statistics to make the 2023 census a success.