The Trial Census fieldwork will start from 13° w 30′′ July 2022 in the chosen Enumeration Areas and Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the 36 States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory when the training of the field officials for the exercise is complete (FC 1).
One of the pre-census activities is the Trial Census, commonly referred to as the “census dress rehearsal,” which is used to test every area of the census operation before the primary census on a small scale. To determine how well-prepared the Commission is to conduct the 2023 Population and Housing Census, every census operation is put through a thorough and in-depth testing process.
A total of 7681 Enumeration Areas in the 36 States and the FCT will be included in the Trial Census. Six LGAs in the six geopolitical zones of the country have been chosen from the six designated states for full population enumeration, while forty-five FAs in nine LGAs spanning three senatorial districts have been chosen for enumeration from each of the thirty States and the FCT.
Building numbering and household listing are part of the Trial Census fieldwork from July 13 to July 15, validation of the LA frame is from July 16 to July 18, person enumeration is from July 19 to July 25, and enumeration mop up is from July 26 to July 30, 2022.
Enumerators are required to visit all residential and non-residential buildings in the chosen enumeration areas, number the buildings, and count the people living in them as part of the procedure.
It is crucial to remember that the Trial Census data will not serve as the foundation for the Population and Housing Census results in 2023.
The Commission wishes to request your kind assistance and the cooperation of State Governments, Local Government Councils, and Stakeholders in the sensitization and mobilization of the populace in the chosen LGAS for the smooth implementation of the trial Census exercise while assuring the country of its commitment and readiness toward a successful census.