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We’ve reviewed our methods to aid policy implementation – NBS Boss

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says it has reviewed its data collection modules to reflect the current situation in Nigeria to enable the government to implement policies to tackle them.

Statistician-General of the Federation, Mr Adeyemi Adeniran stated this at the opening of a two-week training of enumerators for the Nigeria Living Standard Survey holding in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

Mr Adeniran explained that statistical data was the basis of the government’s policy formulation and implementation as well as indicators to assess performance and its impact on the masses in general.

He noted that it became imperative to tailor the data collection modules used for the national survey by redesigning the questionnaire to capture the yearnings and situation of the citizens to determine the estimate of poverty and welfare in the country.

In a keynote address, World Bank Representative at the training, Mr Kevin McGee commended the NBS personnel and their enumerators, saying the World Bank was interested in the change in the level of poverty since the last survey of 2018.

The two-week training of enumerators for the Nigeria Living Standard Survey which drew five enumerators from each state of the federation is expected to provide an interface with facilitators on the technicalities of data gathering, processing and analysis after which they would embark on the twelve-month survey.

Temidayo Adu 

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