Nigeria’s current administration has been urged to give attention to the production and usage of accurate statistics in all sectors for the nation to be among the top 20 economies in the world by the year 2020.
While addressing a National Stakeholders Validation Workshop in Kaduna on Thursday, the Statistician General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, stressed that accurate and credible data in strategic development plans, would enable the government make better decisions for enhanced policy making.
Dr Kale further stated that Nigeria needed a robust and reliable statistics in order to effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals and effectively monitor its socio-economic programmes.
He further pointed out that most of the nation’s past economic policies failed due to lack of well-informed decisions that would catalyse social and economic development.
The statistician also debunked speculations that Nigeria’s unemployment rate was on the increase.