The disregard with which we treat research and researchers in this part of our world is partly responsible for the relative lack of data and statistics in many fields of human endeavours in Nigeria and Africa.

Without data and statistics, meaningful socio-political and economic policies  that affect human lives will be impossible. Statistics is the bedrock of informed and workable policies. Decisions made about complex issues without statistical inputs usually result in failures. 

But data are gathered only through rigorous researches, whether in the core sciences, social science or in the arts. One of the major research instruments through which these data are gathered is the questionnaire used in survey.