Governor Babatunde Fashola
As part of efforts to sustain its economic development, the Lagos Bureau of Statistics yesterday announced plans to commence the conduct of the year 2014 household survey from September, 1, 2014.
The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ben Akabueze who disclosed this described the exercise as a welfare and service delivery survey to gather information on the basic nature of economic activities, impact of government programmes, projects on various communities and the perceived constraints to growth and productivity in the state.
A statement from his ministry quoted Akabueze to have explained that the principal focus of the survey, which will be carried out in selected households in the 57 local governments/Council Development Areas in the state to centres on the welfare of the inhabitants of the state at individual and household levels.
He stated that the enumerators who would be visiting households for five weeks would administer questionnaires pertaining to the survey.
“This will provide the citizens of the state opportunity to register their confidence in, expectations of and hopes for the economic progress of Lagos State,” he said.
The commissioner assured residents of the state that the result of the survey would not be used for tax purposes and urged Lagosians to embrace the exercise and give full support to the programme through active participation and sincere responses to questions pertaining to the growth and sustainable economic development of the state.
“The importance of the survey cannot be over emphasised as information generated from the exercise will be used to determine what proportion of Lagosians are unable to meet their basic needs, enjoy adequate standard of living and have sufficient access to services.
“It will also be used in a range of other studies including households membership, education, health, economic activities, public safety, housing and tenure, assets, utilities and services, community preferences and participation and household consumption and expenditures,” he added.
Courtesy : This Day