NOIPolls is a country-specific polling service in the West African region, in technical partnership with Gallup (USA) to develop opinion research in Nigeria. NOIPolls is named after its creator, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (NOI), former vice president of World Bank. In 2006, after serving the Olusegun Obasanjo's regime, NOI saw a vacuum in the system that there was no independent opinion polling capacity for a country of over 170 million people. She decided to create NOIPolls, as a platform where the voices of ordinary Nigerians can be collated and used to support decision making.
NOIPolls deliver research and data on public opinion and consumer markets on a range of topics. It informs the activities of decision makers in sectors of the Nigerian economy. It partners with policy makers, governments, donor agencies, civil societies, corporate organisations and the media to enhance their data set of information.
The first nationwide survey was conducted in February 2007. It involved 1000 face-to-face interviews conducted in English, Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba, and was based on samples drawn from various parts of the country. The maiden poll revealed the following about the Nigerian polity: 82% preferred democratic governance to military rule, 74% wanted Nigeria to remain a single entity, 42% were dissatisfied with the performance of oil companies in the Niger Delta, and 92% were dissatisfied with the way the government was handling the Niger Delta crisis.
The first Chief Executive Officer of the company was Mr. Ndubuisi Anyanwu and he served in that capacity from 2007 to 2012. Ms. Oge Modie who had been Chief Operating Officer of the company was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in August 2012. The niche research and consulting arm of NOIPolls was headed by Dr. Bell Ihua who doubled as the Chief Operating Officer. In September 2015, Dr. Bell Ihua was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.
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