NBS signs MoU with UNICEF on sustainable development 



By Nana Musa

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on sourcing of data for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Dr Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of NBS made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

Kale said the MoU would enable policymakers track the country’s attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The statistician explained that the MoU was for the conduct of the 6th round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS VI) and the National Immunisation Coverage Survey (NICS).

He said apart from the legal provision requiring UNICEF to partner with NBS in conducting large-scale surveys such as MICS, NICS or SMART Nutrition, they had always partnered with the bureau in carrying out several other small surveys, assessments and evaluation exercises.

According to him, the MICS is an important exercise not just for NBS and the statistical system…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria