NBS Lists Cost Of Living, Unemployment As Nigeria’s Major Problems


The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has listed unemployment and high cost of living to be the the major problems bedeviling the country.

According to the bureau, Nigerians believe that other problems will be significantly reduced if the government can curb the high rate of unemployment.

Presenting key findings from the National Corruption Survey, entitled: ‘Corruption in Nigeria’, which was conducted by the bureau in conjunction with other agencies of government, at a corruption summit organised by Youth Alive Foundation in Abuja on Wednesday, Isiaka Olanrewaju, the Director, Real Sector and Household Statistics of the NBS, stated that surprisingly, corruption did not emerge as the country’s major problem.

He said it was discovered that unemployment was number one after a survey was conducted by the bureau. He added that the survey was based on the percentage of Nigeria's population who considered selected issues to be the greatest challenges of the country.

Olanrewaju noted, “Apart from talking about the issue of bribery and corruption, we also had peoples’ opinion on what they think is the major problem in Nigeria. And when we arranged them in order of mention, unemployment emerged as number one.

“This is followed by high cost of living, and corruption came third.”

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