Economist calls for open data acquisition

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-The Federal has be called upon to intensify efforts at promoting technology and in order to enhance data acquisition in .

Mrs Sope Williams, Head of of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, made the call during an interactive section with newsmen in Tuesday.

She said data acquisition could be improved if the could advance its technology and through robust and .

Williams urged the to make relevant information available to the to enrich their knowledge and uplift the country.

According to her, holds that citizens have the right to access documents and proceedings of the to allow for effective oversight.[eap_ad_2]

She said that data for decision making could be improved upon by recommending for developing science, technology and .

She held that African ought to key in to equitable access to Information Communication and Technology and encourage and .

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the seminar was organised by UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST).

The theme of the seminar is “Science, Technology and Innovation and the African Transformation Agenda: Making Technologies Work for Africa’s Transformation.” (NAN)[eap_ad_3]