Data gathering, dissemination system pivotal to effective SDGs progress

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Mrs Adejoke Ore-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has called on stakeholders to strengthen data gathering and dissemination system in order to report the SDGs effectively.

Ore-Adefulire made the call at a Public Lecture organised by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), to mark the 2017 African Statistics Day on Thursday in Abuja.

The theme of the celebration is “Better Lives with Economic Better Statistics’’.`

Ore-Adefulire, represented by Mr Yahaya Hamija, said stakeholders should meet the conditions established by the UN for follow up and reporting of the SDGs.

“We must eschew a culture of donour dependency and collaborate to commit substantial resources in the annual appropriation for this purpose.

“We must strengthen the System of Administrative Statistics in Nigeria, developing the capacity of Civil…

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