By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka – The Anambra State Fadama III baseline survey has begun, even as theÂ Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sam Okiwe, has called on those involved in the five-day baseline survey training for the Project to endeavour to achieve the goals of the programme.
Okiwe warned those involved in the training not to be slothful with the exercise, adding that it would be a great disservice to the state, should they collect fake data that could lead to faulty statistics.
According to him, the survey was meant to collect and analyze data that would serve as a benchmark for evaluating the impact of Fadama III in the state.
The State Fadama III project coordinator, Mr. Chudi Mojekwu, however, requested the participants to take the training very serious, and urged them to shun dishonest and unscientific acts that would compromise the purpose of the exercise.
He stated that the achievement of the Fadama III vision depended largely on reliable and real baseline data, upon which the project would establish a robust monitoring and evaluation mechanism as theÂ implementation of the project progresses.
Enumerators for the training were drawn from the National Bureau of Statistics, Anambra State ADP, while Supervisors were drawn from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, ADP and the private sector.