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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Prof. Dahud Sangodyin has called for adoption of data synchronization.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that a Nigerian academic don, who also doubles as the Oyo State Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and transport, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin has called for need to adopt data synchronization in nation building.
Prof. Sangodoyin who was a guest lecturer at the second Annual Biennial International workshop & conference on Economic & Social Goods Forecasting during Covid-19 held at University of Ibadan Conference Center stressed the need for adequate data analysis.
He maintained that data synchronization will help in proffering solution to series of problems facing the country, such as security, delivery of good governance to all and sundry across all geo political zones of the country among others.
Prof. Sangodoyin also said that adequate data will help in economic development of the nation, stressing that Statisticians have identified various driving fingers that can assist in the success of Data revolution in Africa.
He said, “The challenges of information technology solution is associated to the need to ensure the sustainability of platform that leverages existing data sources and enable a nexus for evolving increased data management performance.”
“There is need to focus on capacity building to bridge the gap created in finding experts with experience analytical skills to support data.”
He added that provision should be made for data accessibility to different types of downstream application in a way that is transparent to ensure application while elastically supporting digital data demand.
“The strategies for data revolution in Africa must accommodate all aspect of data available and accessibility while eliminating or reducing the need for knowledge of high level specialized data management schemes.”
Data synchronization can be adopt to tackle the insecurity challenges currently battling the Country he stressed that government at all levels should engage professional statistician to get the accurate data of people living in the country as well as to identify thier needs and Profer adequate solutions to the problem at hand.
“If adopted, adequate data will give us the accurate number of police, Amotekun as well as other security officers to be deployed to a certain area for effective and proactive measures in tackling the issue. Sangodoyin said.
President, West African Young Statisticians Association, Mr Adeniji Oyebimpe in his speech applauded participants for all hands to be on desk in ensure the application help in bringing a better development in Oyo state.
“Data is the foundation of all, we must utilize the date we have to bring changes to the nation. Data will help foresee good things to be done in our community.”
Also in attendance was the wife of Oyo state deputy Governor, Prof Bolanle Olaniyan, Ex Vice Chancellor, Prof Idowu Olayinka and host of other important personalities.

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