The military onslaught on bandits is ongoing in north west of Nigeria, Katsina State inclusive.
But, population growth or drop appears very important to the Nigerian Government of the areas most affected by crisis as the National Population Commission, NPC, announces recording impressive documentation across the eight Security Frontline Local Government Areas of Katsina State, in the ongoing demarcation exercise, which started last week.
Bala Almu, the Federal Commissioner, National Population Commission, told journalists at the palace of the Emir of Katsina.
Almu also says the commission has this time gone digital in its operation, through the use of modern technology.
According to Almu, the paperless and digital exercise, which is expected to be completed by the first week of October this year, is being conducted to enable the commission plan for the upcoming 2022 National Population Census.
He added that the exercise will also enable the commission to know the number of enumerators and officials needed to be employed, as well as the money to be earmarked and spent in making the exercise successful.
Almu further explained that the commission had so far, covered 33 out of the 34 local government areas of the state with low documentation, recorded in eight frontline areas.
According to him, they are employing computers, tablets, the Global System of Mobile Telecommunication, GSM, and Satellite Imagery, as well as providing birth certificates for children under five years, that have not been registered.