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PMA2020/Nigeria started with data collection across 118 enumeration areas (EAs) in two states, Lagos and Kaduna, for the first and second rounds of data collection. In round 3 (May-June 2016), the survey expanded to five more states, in addition to Lagos and Kaduna -- Kano, Nasarawa, Taraba, Anambra, and Rivers, making a total of seven states and 302 EAs. In round 5 (slated to begin Fall 2017 and finish late Spring 2018), Oyo State was added, increasing the number of EAs to 370. PMA2020/Nigeria is led by the Center for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development (CRERD). Bayero University Kano (BUK) also provides support to the survey through the Nigeria Consortium Steering Committee for PMA2020/Nigeria. The survey is endorsed and supported by the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Population Commission, and the National Bureau of Statistics.

Survey progress: Five rounds of core data collection completed (five rounds in Lagos and Kaduna; three rounds in Anambra, Kano, Nasarawa, Rivers, and Taraba; one round in Oyo). Access PMA2020/Nigeria publications here. Request access to datasets here.


Principal Investigators

PMA2020/Nigeria Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Omoluabi


Dr. Elizabeth Omoluabi is Executive Director of the Centre for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development in Nigeria and a researcher at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She obtained her PhD in 1995 from l'Institut de Demographie de l’Universite de Paris (IDUP), Sorbonne. She is an accomplished demographer and international consultant with 30 years of survey and management experience in Africa and Europe. Keenly interested in large scale data collection and data quality issues, she directed the international monitoring missions of the Nigeria Population and Housing Census (2004-2009), the Sudan Census (2008) and the Ghana Population and Housing Census (2010) using an innovative census M&E toolkit. From 2009 to 2013, she was the Managing Director of Ecorys Africa Research and Consulting, South Africa, a subsidiary of Ecorys Netherlands. Prior to that, she was Program Manager and Interim Executive Secretary for the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Paris before moving to Dakar to become the Executive Secretary of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS).

Dr. Omoluabi has published several articles and book chapters on African population and environment and has a proven ability to produce high quality work under tight time schedules and challenging resource conditions. She has successfully undertaken several consultancy assignments for international organizations including the European Union, UNFPA, UNDP, the International Organization for Migration, DFID, IrishAid and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. As a bilingual (English/French) researcher, she has collaborated with several African universities and research institutions and was a member of the report writing team for the South Africa Millennium Development Goals 2010 Country Report. Recently, she has been directing electronic data collection projects in Nigeria using handheld devices. She is experienced in interacting with donors and development partners, managing the media and disseminating results of research activities. Email:


PMA2020/Nigeria Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Funmilola OlaOlorun 

Funmi OlaOlorun-biopic.pngDr. Funmilola OlaOlorun is a senior lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and an Honorary Consultant to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Dr. OlaOlorun was trained as a community health physician, and she has over 10 years of experience in community-based research in southwest Nigeria. Dr. OlaOlorun has been involved in research on the association between involvement in household decision-making and contraceptive use as well as women’s fertility preferences and contraceptive use. She has also conducted research on menopause, intimate partner violence and professional support for breastfeeding. Before joining the PMA2020 team, Funmi served as coordinator of the Family Health and Wealth Study for 3 years, also funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. Funmi holds medical (MBBS) and master’s (MPH) degrees from the University of Ibadan and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. Email:


Data Manager

PMA2020/Nigeria Data Manager: Saliu Adebowale Ogunmola 

Saliu Adebowale Ogunmola is an assistant program officer at the Centre for Research, Evaluation, Resources and Development, Nigeria and the in-country data manager for PMA2020 Nigeria. Saliu has professional experience in survey development and validation and data collection, entry and analysis. He has worked with national and international organizations, including the Department of Demography & Social Statistics at Obafemi Awolowo University and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Saliu holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.


About Our Partners 

Lead Partner:

Center for Research, Evaluation Resources and Development (CRERD), Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Steering Committee Member:

Bayero University Kan (BUK), Kano, Nigeria