The Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics, KADBS, has budgeted N152.97 million to undertake surveys across the state in 2018.
The reports that the figure is contained in the state’s 2018 budget, a copy of which was obtained from the state’s Planning and Budget Commission.
The bureau got a total budget of N574.33 million out of which N446.81million is for capital expenditure and N127.52 million for recurrent.
The allocation is however lower than the N829.88 million allocated to the agency in 2017.
It indicated that the bureau would spend N20.3 on agriculture survey, N26.3 million on health survey and N15.7 million on labour survey.
It added that N35.1 million would go into living standard survey, N35.7 million for general household survey, and N5 million on collaborative surveys with the National Bureau of Statistics.
Also, N3.6 million was allocated for CTO survey, a field test technology survey platform that helps collect data using mobile phones, tablets or computers, while N11.2 million was earmarked to update survey frames.
Similarly, N216 million has been budgeted by the bureau to conduct enumeration of residents and for issuance of residency cards while N32.5 million would go to annual school census.
According to the breakdown, another N16.78 will be utilized for agricultural data generation, and N3 million each for publication of fact sheets, newsletters and digest as well as statistical publications.