The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the governing board of the National Bureau of Statistics.
The inauguration was done by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma.
Udoma told the board members that they should see their appointments as a call to national service, adding that the NBS was critical to the implementation of the Federal Government’s economic agenda.
He warned members of the board against interfering in the day-to-day operations of their respective agencies, adding that such task should be left to the chief executive of the NBS alone.
He urged the board members to come up with innovative policies that would support the mandate of the NBS in supporting the diversification of the economy.
The minister charged the new board to work in harmony with the management of the bureau to achieve its goals, especially considering the important role that the NBS plays in nation building