15 July 2021 Josiah Buzun
A hybrid digitalized form of data collection for Covid 19 impact establishment survey is to be launched in the country.
The Statisticians-General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale who stated this during the 2021 first Bi-annual Meeting of the National Consultative Committee on statistics, holding in Jos Plataeau State.
Represented by the Director, Real sector and Household statistics development, Mr Adeyemi Adeniran he noted that, these and other initiatives were a sign of its desire and commitment to rise to the occasion and meet the needs of the moment.
He therefore called on participants to be actively involved in the deliberations in order to develop a statistical system that would stand the test of time.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, represented by the commissioner, Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sylvester Wallanko noted that planning and policy formulation can only be effective when statistics is promoted.
Also speaking, chairman, National Bureau of statistics Governing Board, Dr Kabiru Nakaura said though the process of data collection was cumbersome, there was need to always do that, as it provides government with figures for proper planning and development.
This year’s meeting with the theme statistical production under the Covid 19 pandemic and economic growth in Nigeria, brought together participants from the 36 States of the Federation including the FCT.