Panshak Yohanna


Panshak YohannaPanshak Yohanna obtained his PhD in international economics from the Near East University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He is a senior Lecturer and an examination officer in the department of economics, Plateau State University, Bokkos- Nigeria.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Nigerian Statistical Data and their Trustworthiness

As at 2020, the population of Nigeria was said to be about 200 million (World Bank, 2020). However, the actual population of Nigeria remains a subject for national debates, since there are no databases for birth or death rates. To ascertain the trustworthiness of the statistical data in Nigeria, this study used various secondary data. Critical discourse analysis was used to analyse the information obtained. We find that most of the information supplied for usage are distorted; the Bureau of Statistics lacks skilled personnel; data for the same year may vary depending on which organisation supplied it; and obsolete techniques are used for generating economic data. The study suggests that providers acknowledging data limitations will help users during usage and application.

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