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Edo State Forges Alliance with NBS to Pioneer Data-Driven Governance


Toba Owojaiye reporting
Benin City, Edo State



In a bid to usher in a new era of data-driven governance, the Edo State Government has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with the esteemed National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), signaling a pivotal step towards establishing a robust bureau of statistics within the state’s administrative framework.

This partner with Edo state is fueled by the exceptional performance of Governor Godwin Obaseki in heralding a paperless administration.

The initiative, spearheaded by the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, reveals a concerted and strategic move aimed at bolstering the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) computation capabilities.

Truth Live News gathered that Commissioner Hon. Osilama Okuofu articulated the significance of this collaboration, emphasizing its pivotal role in fortifying the expertise of statisticians in Edo State. He underscored the imperative of ensuring precision and reliability in data aggregation, crucial for informed decision-making processes at the policy level.

“This collaboration underscores our unwavering commitment to statistical excellence,” affirmed Hon. Okuofu, acknowledging the transformative potential of accurate GDP data in shaping budgetary allocations, policy formulations, and overall economic trajectory within Edo State.

Central to the discourse is the establishment of the State Bureau of Statistics, envisioned as a cornerstone for gathering indispensable socio-economic metrics and fostering adeptness in GDP computation, analysis, and utilization.

Permanent Secretary Mr. Iserhienrhien Efe lauded the proactive stance adopted by the state government and Commissioner Okuofu in prioritizing the establishment and operationalization of the bureau.

He extolled the Commissioner’s indefatigable efforts in driving forward the bureau’s fruition, emphasizing the critical need for dedicated teamwork in navigating the complexities of statistical undertakings.

Mr. Iserhienrhien also buttressed the symbiotic nature of the partnership, heralding its potential to fortify statistical capacity through interagency collaboration. “This partnership exemplifies the intrinsic value of cross-agency synergy in augmenting statistical prowess,” he remarked, underlining the collaborative ethos underpinning the initiative.

The successful execution of this endeavor not only lays the groundwork for the autonomous functionality of the envisaged bureau but also sets the stage for future collaborations with NBS.

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