Data on Unemployment Rate Unavailable Due to Lack of Funds – Statistician General

The last time Nigeria released data on the unemployment rate in the country has been more than a year ago, and the Statistician General and CEO of the National Bureau of Statistics, Yemi Kale, has shared why.

Writing on his Twitter, Yemi revealed that the bureau hasn’t received data funding in a while, and he isn’t under pressure to manipulate data.

U guys need to stop this. I know it’s election time but I’ve said this repeatedly. Nobody is calling me to manipulate any data or not to release any data. The work can’t be completed due to budgetary releases. It’s not hard to confirm when last we got data funding and how much



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