The Sokoto State federal commissioner, National Population Commission, Barrister Muhammadu Aminu Jason has divulged that the 2018 census will be biometric based to avoid human errors.
Aminu insisted that, as a prelude the commission will today commence the third phase of Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in Illela local government area of Sokoto State.
According to Aminu, the significance of the EAD exercise goes beyond the conduct of the 2018 census hence it will be used as an established national data for generating accurate locality list including house numbering for subsequent census.
He noted that the commission had previously demarcated 37 local government areas in all the 36 states of the federation including Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in the previous EAD exercise. The federal commissioner insisted that Nigerians have no reason whatsoever not to believe the outcome of the 2018 census, as according to him, they are deploying sophisticated technology in carrying out the EAD exercise.