A professor of mathematical statistics and the 224TH INAUGURAL LECTURER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN Prof. Joseph Osemwenkhae has called on the federal government of Nigeria to sign the 2014 Act of the National Assembly on the institutionalization of the Chartered Institute of statisticians of Nigeria (CISON) Bill into law. He made this appeal during the 224th inaugural lecture in the series of the University of Benin.
The lecture which was held at the Akin Deko main Auditorium of the University witnessed a large audience from all walks of life. Declaring the lecture open, the chairman of the occasion and Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof Osasere Onemwense Charged the audience to pay undivided attention to the inaugural lecturer, as he is optimistic that Prof Osemwenkhae would do justice to the topic.
Delivering his lecture ,” Development From The Cradle: The Statistician’s Footprint”, the inaugural lecturer said: “Statistics is not just the branch of knowledge that is contained in mathematics but it is well rooted in the theory of mathematics and uses concept in the area of differential equations, topology, measures theory and the likes”.
Speaking further, the inaugural lecturer spoke on the need for every country to have good statistics and the established specialized agencies (such as NBS and CBN in the case of Nigeria) whose duty is to collect, process And disseminate good statistics should be properly appreciated.
He also called on the government to expedite the passage of the CISON-NSA bill which he said would help CISON in assisting the country to solve emerging challenges of policy and programme implementation geared towards diversifying the economy.
Highpoint of the event was the decoration of the Prof. Osemwenkhae into the inaugural lecturer Hall of Fame.
Watch the 224TH Inaugural Lecture Series of the University of Benin