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Emir of Gombe issues a warning against census fraud

The Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar III, has expressed the willingness of traditional institutions to assist a seamless and transparent digital counting ahead of the upcoming national population and housing census in April. 

This announcement was published by the Punch Newspapers on Thursday.

Shehu-Abubakar, who also serves as the chairman of the Gombe State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, issued a similar caution about the misuse of data.

The monarch addressed this issue at the Gombe State Census Publicity Committee's members' installation. 

The king emphasized the significance of statistics for the nation's progress.

Sani Jauro spoke for Shehu-Abubakar when he remarked, "If you don't know the number you are planning for, you are planning to fail; this is something we are all aware of. It's crucial to know how many different people and social classes exist in a society. You must be aware of that in order to make sound planning decisions. There was a census 17 years ago, which is why we are experiencing so many difficulties."

The statement continued, "I'm thrilled that the National Population Commission is tackling the digital census head-on. The previous manual census was marred by numerous violations. Therefore, if violations were committed with the intent to profit in any way, the entire process is a failure."

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Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar III Gombe Gombe State Punch Newspapers


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