As part of efforts to bequeath to our country, a standard and digital postcode system that aids the development of Nigeria, the National Population Commission, NPC, in collaboration with the NIPOST, is training functionaries for the ground-truthing of Postcode Area Delineation Model at the NASRDA’s Office, Abuja.
A postcode system assigns a unique alphanumeric code to every dwelling entity in the country, taking into consideration its unique use (residential, commercial, medicare or educational) and geographical location.
This training session will train Supervisors, Enumerators, and GIS officers who will be on the field for 7 days to validate the Model in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, Abuja. This is a micro-test, after which the whole country will be delineated into Postcode Areas.
Those in attendance to declare the training workshop open today included the Digital Chairman of NPC, Hon. Nasir Isa kwarra; Postmaster General of NIPOST, Hon. Sunday Adeyemi Adepoju; Director General of NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba and NPC Federal Commissioner, Akwa Ibom.
The 2013 National Addressing Policy demanded that the existing 6-digit numeric National Postcode be extended to enhance the granularity of the postcode. The extended postcode framework is a collaboration between NPC and NIPOST.