Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WELCOME REMARKS BY 'KEMI OKENYODO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLEEN FOUNDATION ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST MEDIA PRESENTATION OF THE AFROBAROMETER ROUND 5 SURVEY IN NIGERIA

Protocols
Gentlemen and ladies of the press:

May I on behalf of the CLEEN Foundation, warmly welcome you all to this important media presentation of highlights of the Afrobarometer round 5 Survey, being organized by the CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the Afrobarometer Network and the Center for Democratic Development CDD-Ghana.
The Afrobarometer (AB) is a comparative series of public opinion surveys that measure public attitudes toward democracy, governance, the economy, leadership, identity, and other related issues. The AB is an independent, non-partisan, African-based network of researchers. The first round of surveys took place in 1999-2001 in 12 countries.  The Network has conducted “Round 5” surveys in up to 35 countries including Nigeria during 2011-2012.

Two thousand four hundred (2,400) respondents were interviewed in their homes using personal face-to-face interview and multi-stage sampling technique. To ensure adequate representation of adult Nigerians population, probability sampling procedure was used to neutralize any known form of bias that may affect the findings of the study. Respondents were males and females, age 18 years and above.  Interviews were conducted throughout week days and weekends, to ensure that respondents of all works of life were included in the sample.

What is the purpose of the Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria?
The purpose of Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria is to measure popular perspectives on the social, political, and economic environment. The goal is to give the public a voice in policy making processes by providing high-quality public opinion data to policy-makers, policy advocates and civil society organizations, academics, media, donors and investors, and ordinary Africans.




What is quality of the Data being presented?                             
We went to the greatest length in quality control measures in order to ensure that the process of collecting and analyzing the data we are presenting today adhered to the highest possible international standard in reliability.

Field Administration of Questionnaire
The field administration of the survey questionnaire in Nigeria was handled by the Practical Sampling International (PSI), a reputable social research firm that has worked with the CLEEN Foundation and the Afrobarometer network over the years and has conducted similar surveys for local and international organizations. 

Our appeal
We urge you to give the widest publicity to the findings of this survey as that would contribute in making them available to stakeholders that need the information in addition to other measures we normally take in publicizing the results of this survey. These include presentation of the findings to the government and other stakeholder in Nigeria, publishing them in newspapers, on the website and in working papers.

Once Again I thank you for coming.

'Kemi Okenyodo
Executive Director

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