CSEA was represented by Dr. Chukwuka Onyekwena, at the launch of a baseline data book (Nigeria in Figures) by the Chief Economist, Analysts’ Data Services and Resources (ADSR), Dr. Afolabi Olowookere. The book will serve as a reference data book to guide the measurement and assessment of Nigeria’s socioeconomic performance over time and also aid Nigeria’s planning process and drive socioeconomic growth and development.
In his remarks, Dr. Onyekwena emphasised the need to mobilise resources towards education, agriculture and health sectors to promote socioeconomic stability. He noted that for Nigeria to fulfil its socioeconomic objectives by 2050, the human capital must be developed by investing in sectors that directly impacted their development. “This can be achieved by freeing up resources spent on things that are not urgent and channeling the same to those that impact the citizens directly’.
The book was launched on June 8, 2023 at the Muson Centre, Lagos Nigeria.