Monday, July 30, 2018 / 02:07PM / NBS / Proshare Research
Recent developments in Zamfara State has highlighted the value, relevance and place of data, especially the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data released in the country.
This was a problem foretold, documented and made public for all stakeholders – government, its agencies and the public. It would appear that the news cycle below could have been prevented or mitigated if closer attention were given to data analysis and usage.
News Cycle on Zamfara State
Data from the NBS National Corruption Survey for 2017 published in August 2017 reflected that Crime and Insecurity was the most important issue affecting Nigeria with 38.3% recorded by Zamfara State. Other important issues mentioned include healthcare, unemployment, infrastructure and corruption to make the top five list.
This data has gone ahead to validate and buttress the security challenge being experienced in the state recently.
Other States with crime and insecurity as part of the top five most important issues affecting them are Kaduna (20.3%), Sokoto (11.9%), Rivers (17.5%), Plateau (8%), Lagos (4.1%), Kebbi (10.7%), Katsina (14.7%), Jigawa (14.7%), Imo (8.3%), Gombe (8.2%), Enugu (14%), Delta (6.6%), Borno (17.2%), Benue (12.6%), Bayelsa (12.9%), Akwa Ibom (4.3%) and Adamawa (18.2%)
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