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NBS To Conduct Survey On Impact Of Corruption On Nigerians

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By MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja

The National Bureau of Statistics has said it will soon conduct a national survey on how corruption is affecting an average Nigerian.

It said the survey which is designed to cover all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory would also examine the quality and integrity of public services on Nigerians.

The survey will done in collaborating with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Department for International Development.

Statistician General for the Federation and Chief Executive, NBS, Dr Yemi Kale made the remarks during a media briefing yesterday in  Abuja.

According to the Statistician General, apart from DFID and UNODC, it said the agency would partner the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Nigerian Police Force to conduct the survey.

Dr Kale said the survey would also enable the bureau determine the direct experiences of the people with acts of corruption.

Represented at the media briefing by the Director, Real sector and Households Statistics, Dr Isiaku Olanrewaju, he said the survey is a follow up to the NBS corruption report published in 2017.

He said during the survey which would end by next week, the bureau would solicit information from about 33,000 households across the federation.

Kale said the main objective is to collect evidence-based data on the different forms of corruption affecting the daily life of the average Nigerian.

He said the finding of the survey would be released by September by the NBS.

Kale said the exercise would also measure the direct experiences of victims of corruption, opinion and perception of citizens about recent corruption trends among others.

 

 

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