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Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by ishmael(m): 11:33am On May 26, 2010
I was wondering, why is it that we don't have Chartered status for statisticians in Nigeria like they do in other countries like Britain? We also don't have the office of the Statistician-General, why? Do we take Statistics serious in Nigeria at all? Even smaller african countries do, but Nigeria does not care. do you have a reason for that?
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by ishmael(m): 11:53am On May 27, 2010
Please i need opinions from you guys, because it hurts me to know that statistics is not given a priority in Nigeria as it is in other countries. how do the people who take decisions for us do it? which data do they use in planning? i wonder, buti need to ask other nigerians.
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by DisGuy: 1:03am On May 28, 2010
ishmael:

Please i need opinions from you guys, because it hurts me to know that statistics is not given a priority in Nigeria as it is in other countries. how do the people who take decisions for us do it? which data do they use in planning? i wonder, buti need to ask other nigerians.

They use foreign data UN and other agencies. have you seen the thread about lagos having about 11million slum dwellers? The OP said that BBC were exaggerating but couldnt provide a figure from nigerian government to counter. . .

Sometimes last year Madam Dora was disputing the stat by some international Agency about maternal death or something similar when she was asked in return what figures she had she brought out a paper only to be reminded
the nigerian department was using the field stat done by UN tongue

I think the Office of National Planning is putting something together but as usual its not accessible to everyone apart from those that work there- very useful isnt it cheesy
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by ishmael(m): 12:32pm On May 28, 2010
why should Nigeria rely on UN data? Can't we empower our various statistical units in the country and get these data acurattely and timely? Can't we set up statistical and bio-statistical units in hospitals (both private and government) to collect and keep data for states and at the end present the data to the government? this can also help us gather some health and demographic data for the country. More still needs to be done in the area of statistics in Nigeria, else things will always be done wrongly.
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by AjanleKoko: 12:57pm On May 28, 2010
Sorry to disappoint you guys.
Nigeria has a National Bureau of Statistics, with a Director-General in charge.
See their website here: http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/

Also take a look at this story:

http://www.businessdayonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11422:nigerias-unemployment-rate-rises-to-10m-&catid=85:national&Itemid=340

That could not have come from the UN. We never pure finish but we dey try, let's not be falling our own hands.

@OP, Statistics is a branch of mathematics, no? Why do you need to be a 'Chartered Statistician'? Na title be that? How about 'Chartered Physicist/Mathematician'?

Also, there is an association of statisticians in Nigeria: http://www.nsang.org/. They may not have started doing professional exams though.

See as I dey use Google show you stuff about your profession. undecided
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by ishmael(m): 10:38am On Jun 01, 2010
AjanleKoko:

Sorry to disappoint you guys.
Nigeria has a National Bureau of Statistics, with a Director-General in charge.
See their website here: http://www.nigerianstat.gov.ng/

Also take a look at this story:

http://www.businessdayonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11422:nigerias-unemployment-rate-rises-to-10m-&catid=85:national&Itemid=340

That could not have come from the UN. We never pure finish but we dey try, let's not be falling our own hands.

@OP, Statistics is a branch of mathematics, no? Why do you need to be a 'Chartered Statistician'? Na title be that? How about 'Chartered Physicist/Mathematician'?

Also, there is an association of statisticians in Nigeria: http://www.nsang.org/. They may not have started doing professional exams though.

See as I dey use Google show you stuff about your profession. undecided

you are not getting the point. We have a Statistical bureau in Nigeria, but we do not have the office of Statistician-General who is suppose to be the head of all Statistics for the country. Having a DG in NBS is different from the office of Statistician-General.
Just like accounting, Statistics is a profession and they have professional exams that qualifies them to become chartered just like accounting, it is not a title, you write exams. They have it in the UK and US and some other african countries but we don't have it in Nigeria. That is why it is even difficult to have accurate data in Nigeria.
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by AjanleKoko: 10:51am On Jun 01, 2010
http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20091206025925

Except Punch is nuts, it seems we have a Statistician-General grin
Re: Chartered Statisticians And Statistician-general by ishmael(m): 11:54am On Jun 01, 2010
AjanleKoko:

http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20091206025925

Except Punch is nuts, it seems we have a Statistician-General grin

yes they are. We only have a Director-General for Nationa Bureau of Statistics (NBS) who they are now wrongly referring to as Statistician-General.

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