Expert wants states, FG to develop data quality assessment framework

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By SundiataPOST, Abuja

Mr Oladejo Ajayi, the -, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on Tuesday in Abuja urged the federal and governments to data quality assessment framework for the country.

Ajayi gave the advice in Abuja in a lecture entitled “Quality Data to African Progress: A case of Nigeria’’, which he delivered as part of activities to commemorate `African Statistics Day’.

The event was organised by the NBS.

Ajayi called for the development of the sector, and local governments Statistics Strategic to enhance the quality of statistical products coming to the sector, and local statistical systems.

He said that the certification criteria for statistical products to be admitted as statistics be developed.

“A well articulated for the strengthening of the Nigerian Statistical (NSS) be developed and dedicatedly implemented.

“Methodology section of the NBS requires rebuilding and strengthening so that could adequately serve the entire NSS,’’ Ajayi said.

He said the NSS needed to be strengthened through the rebuilding of state, sector and local government statistical systems.

The DG said that strengthening NSS would enhance data quality assurance for statistical products coming to the sector, state and local statistical systems.

Mr George Oparaku, the , Real Sector and Household Surveys Department, NBS, said that the lecture was imperative to the importance of statistics in national planning, policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation of government projects.