NBS to measure poverty level in Nigeria – Yemi Kale

The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey from September 27.

Kale disclosed this at a One Day Stakeholder’s Sensitisation Workshop on NLSS in Keffi, Nasarawa State.

He said: “work is going to start next week; for us to be sensitising the public, it basically means that we are ready to go.

“All the background work, all the plenary exercise have been done and we are informing people so they can ask their questions and help us sensitise the public.

“From next week, trained field officers will be deployed to selected households in enumerated areas across the country over the next 12 months.

“They will collect information on consumption, expenditure, assets and general living conditions,” said Kale.

According to him, the accurate provision of this information will ensure that indicators that reflect the true living condition of households in the country are produced.

He said it would also ensure that the government, its partners had the best possible information to work with, thereby giving their policies and programmes the best chance of success.

Kale said a lot of quality assurance measures and checks had been put in place to ensure good results from the field.

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