– Seeks establishment of local census committee
The Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi has assured the National Population Commission (NPC ) of his total support in ensuring a hitch -free exercise in the community in particular and the State at large .
Oba Alabi gave this assurance while playing host to a team of NPC officials led the Population Commissioner in Ekiti State Mr. Deji Ajayi who were on an advocacy parley with the representatives of the people of Ekiti South West Local Government areas .
The former Chairman,Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers hinted that the palace had keyed into advocacy project.
Specifically, Oba Alabi disclosed that he had sent emissaries to all places of worship and markets to spread the message .
Expressing confidence in the leadership of Mr Deji Ajayi that he and his team would conduct a successful head count in Ekiti State the foremost traditional ruler therefore urged the various communities in the area to have local Census Committees inorder make the head count a success by making themselves available for the coming exercise .
He also admonished the people of neighbouring Igbaraodo and Ogotun communities to heed the call to participate in the head count
The monarch called on the people to take the census seriously stressing that adequate socio economic planning of a country or any community depends on correct head count.
Earlier Mr Ajayi had explained that there would be no indiscriminate movement of the people during the head count exercise schedule for early May 2023.
He assured the people that all the staff who would carry out the head count would carry out the job efficiently adding that technology would be deployed to aid accurate head count.