By Khadija Aliyu
The federal government has reaffirmed its commitment of enhancing strategic means and ways of collecting accurate data for the development of the Nation.
The Statistician-General of the federation Prince Adeyemi Adeniran disclosed this during the opening ceremony of a two-day Northern states stakeholders workshop on the production of National Strategy for the development of statistics phase 3, held 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 modernized and transformed statistical system in Nigeria, which will not only emphasize 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.”
Prince Adeyemi Adeniran urged the participants to exchange ideas and experiences during the two days training with the aim of achieving the set objectives.
In his remark 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 an 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.”
The workshop attracted participants from all stated of Northern Nigeria.