Lagos Moves To Boost Economic Growth
The Lagos State Government has moved to boost economic growth and development. As a result, the Lagos Bureau of Statistics said it would commence the conduct of the year 2014 Household Survey on September 1.
This, it said, was part of the government’s commitment to sustain economic development of state.
The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ben Akabueze who made these known in his office, said the exercise was a welfare and service-delivery survey meant to gather information on the basic nature of economic activities, impact of government programmes/projects on various communities.
He said the exercise would also cover the perceived constraints to growth and productivity in the state.
According to Akabueze, 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 centres on the welfare of the inhabitants of the state at individual and household levels.
A statement by the Director of Press, Ministry of Economic Planning, Mr. Adesegun Ogundeji, quoted the commissioner as saying that enumerators would be visiting households for five weeks to administer questionnaires relating 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,” the statement quoted Akabueze as saying.
He assured residents that the result of the survey would not be used for tax purposes, urging them 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.
Akabueze said, “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.