The Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics (KADBS) has disclosed that the bureau intends to spend close to N153 Million to perform surveys across Kaduna State in this year. The figure is confirmed from the official Kaduna State budget for 2018 from the Kaduna State Planning and Budget Commission. The budget for 2018 is considerably lower than that of 2017 because about N830 million was allocated to the bureau last year.
KADBS has been allocated the total budget of N574 million and it was disclosed at the beginning of the year that N447 million would be used to execute capital expenditure while the remaining N127 million would be used to cover recurrent expenditure which includes salaries and benefits of workers in 2018.
KADBS has disclosed that the bureau intends to spend N20.3 million on agriculture survey, N26.3 million on health survey and N15.7 million on labour survey. Also, living standard survey and general household survey would get N35.1 million and 35.7 million respectively.
CTO survey; a field test technology survey platform that helps collect data using computers and mobile device would be conducted this year and was allocated N3.6 million, while N11.2 million was allocated to update survey frames, and N5 million would go on collaborative surveys with the National Bureau of Statistics.
Also, N16.78 million would be used for agricultural data generation and N3 million each for the publication of fact sheets, newsletters and digests as well as statistical publications. KADBS would also conduct the counting of residents and the issuance of residency cards which would get an allocation of N216 million and the annual school census which would get the remaining N32.5 million.
The KADBS head office is located in Ungwar Rimi and they would begin the 2018 surveys in earnest now that the budget of the year has been declared.