Edo trains 1,200 enumerators on data collection

Edo State, in collaboration with the National Census Bureau, and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has trained about 1,200 youths on data collection for development planning.

Obaseki, at the launch of ‘Data to make Edo Great again’, said his government remains committed to ensuring a shared prosperity for all Edo citizens.

He said: “We have trained the first batch of 1,200 persons to go door-to-door to obtain data from the people, and find out their living conditions and security situation. This will enable our government plan for the people and make the state great.

“The data will help us plan for our people. This event today has enabled us to produce an army of young men and women who will help us gather data on what we need to make Edo great again.

“We are working with the local governments and the Ministry of Planning on the project. The data will enable us to have the information needed to develop the state; Edo will not fail but move further…”

Senior Surveyor EDOGIS/State Project Manager Eromosei Ezekiel said 20 persons with GIS background trained the enumerators on the use of cutting-edge mapping softwares, such as Quantum-GIS and ArcGIS, which involves the vectorisation and digitising of building footprints from High Resolution Imagery (HRI).

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