CONFLICT IN NIGERIA AND FOOD INSECURITY IN CONFLICT AFFECTED AREAS
In NBS’ attempt produce and disseminate more information to guide the work of our government and policy makers, we have continued to explore new ways of collecting better quality information from respondents, particularly given the changing nature of our society which is being driven by developments in technology.
• One of the ways we have identified is the use of Mobile Telephones to collect information from respondents, particularly in difficult to reach areas, with medium to high telephone density. NBS is accordingly expanding its data collection capabilities by establishing a fully functional call centre at it Head Quarters in Abuja modelled after the Listening to Africa Program of the World Bank so as to collectssimple but rapidly required information across the country
• The results being showcased in this presentation is the result of a Pilot exercise conducted in the North East, North Central andSouth-South Geo-political zones onConflict and Food Insecurity using this new approach to data collection.
• The objective of this pilot was to test the viability of the new approach to collecting data in Nigeria, but also to examine the nature of conflicts in Nigerian and gain an understanding of the ways in which households living within those conflict-affected areas cope and respond to these events.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics