Obomeghie et al
Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 7 (5), pp. 060-066, December 2017
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2017 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 112217173
The need for an efficient Integrated Data Management (IDM) system in boosting economic opportunities in Nigeria: Empirical evidence from Edo state
*Muhammed A. Obomeghie (Ph.D), 1Andrew O. Bello and 2Abubakar Idris
Department of Statistics, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi. Edo State, Nigeria.
The rational for this work is to present a statistical analysis of the need for an Integrated Data Management (IDM) system that will help in boosting economic opportunities in Nigeria. The rational for the study stems from the fact that researchers have observed that the state of data management in Nigeria have not translated adequately into increased economic opportunities. A field survey design is adopted in the study covering randomly selected business outfits in Edo State. A sample size of two hundred respondents of various businesses in Edo State was used. A structured questionnaire was used in data collection. The chi-square test is used in analyzing the collected data. Findings show that there is the need for a country-wide intergraded management to further boost economic opportunities. It is recommended that Nigeria should as a matter of urgency set-up an efficient integrated data management (IDM) system that will serve as a pivotal point for research and other scholarly output that will lead to more economic opportunities for Nigerians.
Key words; Integrated, efficiency, Data management, Economic opportunities Metadata.
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