My Imaginative and prescient for Stronger Statistical System in Nigeria – NBS Boss, Prince Adeniran
The Statistician-Common of the Federation, Prince Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran, has mentioned that his imaginative and prescient for the statistical system within the nation is for it to be wholly liable for the all choices, insurance policies and programmes of presidency in any respect ranges and the personal sector.
Prince Adeniran made this identified at a Nationwide Stakeholders Engagement Workshop for the Drafting of the Nationwide Technique for the Growth of Statistics (NSDS) Section III, 2024-2028.
The Statistician-Common who doubles because the Chief Govt Officer of the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in his keynote tackle on the opening ceremony famous, that: “Statistics sometimes called the ‘silent language of governance,’ is the underpinning of a sturdy, knowledgeable, and thriving society. It kinds the bedrock upon which insurance policies and programmes are formed, assets allotted, and progress assessed or evaluated.”
He famous: “As we convene right here immediately for this necessary process, we recognise that statistics are extra than simply numbers; they’re the voice that narrates our nation’s story, informs our choices, and paves the best way for a brighter future. Therefore the important want for a sturdy technique to information the expansion and improvement of the system that produces the statistics all of us depend on for our respective work.
“In the present day, we collect with a shared objective: to embark on a transformative journey towards the formulation of a brand new Nationwide Technique for the Growth of Statistics in Nigeria. This technique will function our guiding gentle, steering us in direction of a modernised and remodeled statistical system. On this age of knowledge, we discover ourselves on the crossroads of chance and duty, for the trail we chart immediately will form the Nigeria of tomorrow. The event of this new technique is a novel alternative for us to evaluate our previous, perceive our current, and chart a course for our future. I firmly consider that each stakeholder represented on this room, brings with them, a wealth of expertise, data, and perception into this course of. Your inputs are invaluable, as they may information us in figuring out probably the most urgent information wants and challenges in our society.”
He listed the ideas that the deliberations have to be based mostly on as Inclusivity, High quality and Accuracy, Innovation and Expertise, Capability Constructing, Partnerships and Collaboration.
“Distinguished members, I consider very strongly that, if we imbibe these 5 ideas in making our contributions in direction of the drafting of the brand new NSDS, we might be doing quite a lot of service to the event of the statistical system, and to our nation. Let this session be the cornerstone of our shared imaginative and prescient for a stronger statistical system in Nigeria. Your contributions will lay the inspiration for our technique, setting out clear objectives, measurable indicators, and a path for sustainable improvement. I’m excited in regards to the potentialities that lie forward, and I place confidence in the collective knowledge of the stakeholders current right here immediately. Collectively, we are able to elevate the Nigerian statistical system to new heights and assist drive our nation towards a way forward for knowledgeable choices, progress, and prosperity.
“Allow us to work collectively to construct a stronger and extra vibrant statistical system, which is succesful and well-resourced to supply and facilitate the usage of information in our progress in direction of sustainable improvement. In so doing, we might be fulfilling our mandate and contributing our quota in direction of a data-driven, safer, progressive, and economically viable nation that works for the advantage of all of Nigerians,” he concluded.