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Data on Unemployment Rate unavailable due to Lack of Funds – Statistician General



Data on Unemployment Rate unavailable due to Lack of Funds | BellaNaija

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 StatisticsYemi 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


  1. Amaka

    November 15, 2018 at 4:33 am

    What a joke! If data and research can’t be done, why on earth does this office exist. Shame on all of

    • James

      November 16, 2018 at 8:09 am


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