NPC To Train Supervisors, Enumerators, GIS Officers On Postcode System. As part of the efforts to leave a standard and digital postcode system that aids Nigeria’s economic, political, social, and physical development, the NPC management, in collaboration with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), is training functionaries for the ground-truthing of the Postcode Area (PCA) Delineation Model at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Office in Abuja.
A postcode system allocates a unique alphanumeric code to each dwelling entity in the country based on its function (residential, commercial, medical, or educational) and geographical location.
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The 2013 National Addressing Policy mandated that the existing 6-digit numeric National Postcode be expanded to increase postcode granularity. NPC and NIPOST collaborated on the enhanced postcode structure.
During the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise for the 2023 Population and Housing Census, the Commission derived a large volume of geospatial resources, including a digital map of all buildings and post offices in Nigeria, which NIPOST has decided to use to delineate the entire country into distinct Postcode Areas with distinct identities.
This training program will prepare Supervisors, Enumerators, and GIS employees for a 7-day field validation of the Model in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. This is a micro-test, following which the entire country will be divided into Postcode Areas.
The Chairman of NPC, Hon. Nasir Isa kwarra; Postmaster General of NIPOST, Hon. Sunday Adeyemi Adepoju; Director General of NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Anmad Shaba; NPC Federal Commissioner, Akwa Ibom, and other senior officers of the relevant agencies were among those present to declare the training workshop