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First Annual Dialogue on Rebuilding the North - Rebuilding Peace in Borno-

Peace-building & Reconstruction with Data

Data / statistics are a vital source of evidence of progress and  decision making. It ensure scarce resources are used efficiently so thatwe are able to identify key areas which require change are enhanced and our proposals for change are likely to respond to the real needs of the Nigerian people...  READ MORE....

PEACE BUILDING
7th Stanbic IBTC Bank Investors Conference: Unlocking Nigeria’s Potential…growing through diversification

PUSHING NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION FORWARD:
ISSUES & OPTIONS

Let me start by saying how much of a privilege it is for me to address you all here today at the 7th Edition of the Stanbic IBTC Bank Annual Conference in Lagos, not only because of my professional responsibility as Nigeria’s Statistician-General, and the rare opportunity it gives me to interact with you all, who are arguably the biggest professional users of our work at NBS, but also because it affords me the opportunity to reconnect with a quality institution, high on professionalism where I started my career in Nigeria and which is responsible for a big part of who I am today.

Firstly, I commend the management and staff of Stanbic IBTC Bank for continuously organizing this conference every year. It is a demonstration of your willingness to partner with the Federal Government in moving our great country forward, in line with our policy on public private partnership in economic development. In this regard, I call on other stakeholders to emulate this trend, in the hope of stimulating insights on various issues that would engender the positive transformation of our economy....  READ MORE....

Stanbic
2016: Sustaining the momentum in Nigeria’s data revolution

On 17th January, in line with our data release calendar, the National Bureau of Statistics published its very first report for the year, the consumer price index for December 2015. We are starting off the year demonstrating that our staff, processes and systems are ready to deliver on the mandate of the Bureau, which is to provide timely, accurate and reliable data to our government, public agencies, private businesses and citizens for better decision-making. We are building on the tremendous success and advances we made last year, using our limited resources in the most efficient manner to improve our data collection approaches, update statistical methodologies, provide multiple platforms for data dissemination, strengthen institutional partnerships with various stakeholders and upgrade staff capacity.

Considering the vast geographical coverage that is our remit, the socio-economic and political environment within which statistical operations are undertaken across state and federal levels and the need to comply with internationally-agreed methods, the National Bureau of Statistics is rapidly evolving into a dynamic organisation that proactively guards its core values of professionalism, integrity, non-partisanship, technology-driven and institutional independence. We remain committed to these values which have enabled us to overcome several challenges in the past years, enabling us to earn the trust of data users and making the Bureau the public agency with the largest number of FoI requests in 2015.

As 2016 unfolds, we are witnessing an increasing need to support decision-makers with up-to-date data, ensure that policymaking is evidence-based and that businesses and citizens are able to successfully navigate the changing socio-economic circumstances. Importantly, 2016 also marks the first full year since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To adequately meet this expected surge in data demand in 2016 and beyond, the Bureau will continue to count on the support of critical stakeholders including our survey respondents (households and businesses), development partners and governments at all levels.

We have worked very hard over the last few years to transform the quality of household / enterprise surveys, introducing new technological tools to enhance the response rate and time-to-report survey findings. This is why the monthly CPI as well as the quarterly unemployment and national accounts (GDP) reports are being released 15 days after the month-end and 45 days after the quarter-end, respectively. The importance of these data to households, businesses and governments cannot be overstated. In 2016, we intend to further improve our data products by providing more disaggregated data, and making it readily available for data users in published reports as well as pliable datasets. We will therefore be counting on our respondents and partners for the usual support to enable us meet the growing demand for high-quality data.

National Bureau of Statistics is also re-doubling efforts to ensure that the lessons learned from tracking the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are reflected early and fully as we begin the implementation of SDGs-related programmes. At the Federal level, stakeholders in the National Statistical System have prepared a viable monitoring framework incorporating appropriate methodologies, reporting institutions and timelines, giving adequate regard to local conditions. Furthermore, in line with our revised National Strategy for the Development of Statistics, NBS will be working closely with State governments to sustain the momentum that has seen more than 20 States establish their own statistical agencies or pass statistical legislation, thus demonstrating the necessary high-level commitment to data-driven policymaking.

It is acknowledged that the prevailing socio-economic challenges may provide a tempting rationale to de-emphasise data-related activities and channel resources away from statistical offices. However, what has been made quite clear, especially with the recent political transition in Nigeria, is the primacy of data in every sphere of our national life. For this reason, more (and not less) resources should be provided to statistical agencies since it is on the basis of their output that all other policy decisions (including health, agriculture, defence, infrastructure, refugee management, employment, social welfare etc.) rest. If this is not done, it becomes impossible to objectively identify key areas in our society that actually require change, or accurately determine what policy prescriptions will best respond to the real needs of the community or the country. As a public good, the responsibility for accurate official statistics lies wholly with us.

We are hopeful that the year will bring numerous opportunities for us to effectively support policymakers and remain confident that it will be another successful year for us at the Bureau and our partners.

Welcome to 2016!

Dr. Yemi Kale

Statistician-General of the Federation & Chief Executive Officer

National Bureau of Statistics

January 18, 2016.

NBS 2016
RIGHT DATA, RIGHT POLICY? INNOVATIONS IN DATA COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION IN NIGERIA

Remarks by Dr. Yemi Kale,
Statistician-General of the Federation / Chief Executive Officer
National Bureau of Statistics, Abuja, Nigeria.
Chatham House, London. July 21, 2015

I am privileged, indeed honoured, to be here today at Chatham House, an institution recognized for facilitating insightful discussions on a wide array of global issues. I have been asked to speak on getting data right for developing the right policies. This is a subject which I consider important, not only because of my professional responsibility as Statistician-General, but because it is a rare opportunity to support the growing efforts to improve development outcomes in Nigeria in particular and the African continent in general. Accordingly, I invite you to explore with me very briefly, the significance of today’s event in the context of our national consciousness and our national vision in Nigeria. READ MORE ....

Chatham House

 PUBLIC STATEMENT ON WORLD STATISTICS DAY 2015

     The National Bureau of Statistics, today, joins the global statistical community to celebrate the 2015 World Statistics Day. This year’s event holds special significance for us at the Bureau in two key respects. It is the first Statistics Day commemorative event since the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda was launched last month in New York, setting the stage for a rapid increase in the demand and use of key development data. We are fortunate to have been an important part of efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and commit ourselves no less to new initiatives aimed at achieving the SDGs.  READ MORE....

WORLD STATISTICS DAY
KEYNOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE STATISTICIAN GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION, DR. YEMI KALE DURING THE COMBINED SESSION OF THE NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS (NCCS) AND THE VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON THE REVISED NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS (NSDS) IN NIGERIA HELD AT SAMINAKA HOLIDAY RESORT, KADUNA STATE ON 2nd – 4th DECEMBER, 2015

I am most delighted to be here with you today in Saminaka, for this very important meeting of the National Consultative Committee on Statistics (NCCS). But before I go into the objectives of the sessions we will be having over the next few days, permit me to explore very briefly its significance in the context of our national aspirations as a country and as a National Statistical System.

As the world celebrates the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and introduces a more ambitious Sustainable Development Framework, the importance of timely and reliable official statistics cannot be over emphasized. One does not need to look too far to grasp the importance of ensuring that reliable and dependable data is made available across the country in addressing national issues. Statistics are a vital source of evidence as they provide us with clear.......READ MORE

NSDS, SAMINAKA
NBS
GDP

 Trade’s contribution to Nominal GDP in Q1 was recorded at 21.55%


GDP

In real terms, the Non-Oil sector contributed 89.71% to the nation’s GDP in Q1 of 2016


GDP

Real Estate Services sector contributed 6.46% to real GDP in Q1 2016.


GDP

Agriculture contributed 19.17% to nominal GDP in Q1 2016


GDP

 Other Services contributed 4.08% to real GDP in Q1 of 2016


GDP

As a share of the economy, the Oil sector contributed 10.29% of total real GDP in Q1 2016


GDP

The contribution of Manufacturing to Nominal GDP was 9.93% in Q1 


GDP

Construction contributed 3.99% to nominal GDP in Q1 2016


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KEY INDICATORS

  • Month-on-month 1.71 %

    Year-on-Year 16.48 %

    12 Month Avg. Chg11.37 %

    CPI - All.
    June 2016
  • Month-on-month 1.83 %

    Year-on-Year 16.22 %

    12 Month Avg. Chg10.86 %

    CPI - Core.
    June 2016
  • Month-on-month 1.44 %

    Year-on-Year 15.30 %

    12 Month Avg. Chg11.67 %

    CPI - Food.
    June 2016
  • By Expenditure 2.11 %

    Final Household Consumption -1.24 %

    Capital Formation-4.37 %

    GDP.
    Q4 2015
  • Unemployment 12.1 %

    Underemployment 19.1 %

    Youth Unemp/Underemp42.24 %

    Unemployment/Underemployment.
    Q1 2016
  • Average PMS Price N148.54

    State with Highest Price Borno (N173.00)

    State with Lowest PriceZamfara (N144.47)

    Premium Motor Spirit.
    June 2016
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Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, is known for its natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Safari destinations such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park showcase waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of its most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that�s pictured on the national currency.

Capital: Abuja
Dialing code: +234
President: Muhammadu Buhari
Currency: Nigerian naira
Population: 173.6 million (2013)
Official language: English

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