Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) program innaugurated-VP OSIBANJO


The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has today Tuesday 16, August 2022 sworn-in the 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) program.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) had implemented the MICS in 1995, that was aimed at providing data on child mortality, health, nutrition, education, child and social protection, women’s health care and empowerment, water, as well as sanitation and hygiene.

Prof. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs, Zainab Ahmed, explained that the survey was an inclusive domestic survey planned to track socio-economic activities as it affects the entire population.

He said the present administration had unrelenting efforts to make sure the gaps reported in the last MICS survey in 2016 were dealt with, which led to enormous investment in the health care sector with particular stress on primary health care delivery and immunization coverage.

“The government will continue to provide the necessary support to all sectors, particularly maternal health care, he said.

 “I want to assure that the government of Nigeria will continue to strengthen all sectors of the economy to ensure a balanced development at the national and sub-national levels of government across the country.

“Nigerian government will continue to ensure the provision of primary health care to all Nigerians in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the 2030 agenda.”

The Vice President said there was development in the immunization program ranging from 34% in the year 2016 to 57% as confirmed in the recent survey.

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Prince Semiu Adeniran, said the 2021 MICS/NICS data provided evidence-based data for all primary stake-holders to prioritize quality services for children and women with higher efficiency and effectiveness.

Adeniran said the first round of the survey was carried out around 1995, each round had come with new improvement and breakthrough.

Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shu’aib, said the challenge of enough human resources required to be tackled.



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