Kano, Nov. 11, 2023: The Federal Government on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing strategic means and ways of collecting accurate data for national development.
The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Adeyemi Adeniran, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a two-day Northern states stakeholders workshop on the production of National Strategy for the development of statistics phase 3, in Kano.
He said the workshop was targeted at providing a strategic means of developing a comprehensive document for ensuring accurate collection of Data for National Development.
“This strategy will serve as our guiding light, leading us towards a modernised and transformed statistical system in Nigeria, which will not only emphasise the production and dissemination of data, but also the policy use and application of the data.
”In this present data ecosystem, where data is golden and central to all that we do as humans, it is important therefore that we chart a path that will shape the kind of future we wish for Nigeria,” he stated.
Adeniran urged the participants to exchange ideas and experiences during the two days training with the aim of achieving the set objectives.
The Statistician General of Kano State, Dr Aliyu Isa, said the workshop was very timely.
“This workshop holds particular significance as it brings together not only esteemed colleagues and professionals from various states, but also the distinguished presence of the National Statistician General.
“We are privileged to have the National Statistician General and counterparts from other states who have played pivotal roles in transforming statistical landscapes across the nation.
“I encourage each one of you to actively participate in the discussions, share your expertise, and explore avenues for collaboration that will undoubtedly contribute to the success of this workshop and the development of statistics in our great nation,” he said.