The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) also regarded to as The Nigeria Institute Of Statistics came into existence with the merger of the Federal Office of Statistics (FOS) and the National Data Bank (NDB) prior to the merger of both organization. The birth was part of the overhaul of the Statistical Master Plan (SMP), a programme document of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN).
The whole idea behind the merger was to give the agency a national overview as the apex statistical agency for all the three tiers of Government.
Nigeria Bureau Of Statistics is fully expected to coordinate Statistical Operations of the National Statistical System in the production of Official Statistics in all the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), State Statistical Agencies (SSAs) and Local Government Councils (LGCs).
Departments And Units In National Institute Of Statistics
Below listed are the Departments and units in the National Bureau Of Statistics In Nigeria. Here we would not be going fully in detail in what they stand for, but the name of each department speaks for itself and also state in brief their Key Functions.
- Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination
- Demographic and Social Statistics
- Macro-Economic Statistics
- Real Sector and Household Statistics
- Field Services and Methodology
- Finance and Accounts
- Information and Communication Technology
- Research and Policy Analysis
- Internal Audit
- Project Implementation Task Team
- Public Affairs and International Relations
- Anti-Corruption and Transparency
National Institute Of Statistics Offices In Nigeria
HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS
Plot 762, Independence Avenue,
Central Business District,
Sunday J. Ichedi
Head,Public Affairs & International Relation Unit
Statistical Information Officer
Asst Protocol Officer
Below are the statistics taken in 2013 by the Bureau
Dialing code: +234
President: Muhammadu Buhari
Currency: Nigerian naira
Population: 173.6 million (2013)
Official language: English