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Identifying a single authority to maintain the Master Facility list is occasionally a challenge in big countries like Nigeria. While Nigeria previously compiled a MFL, this was developed as a snapshot without processes to continuously keep the list updated. The governance structure in Nigeria is three tiered with 36 states and a Federal Capital Territory. Each state is independent and registers facilities within it according to its unique guidelines. Thus, the data that may be available for one state may differ from the other. While the role of the Federal Government will be to coordinate all these state level registries, this is a challenge in the absence of a uniform dataset and absence of an information system that manages the data across the 37 registries.
MEASURE Evaluation is currently working with the government to establish a minimum national dataset which will be passed on to the states. We are also helping to develop a governance structure to oversee management of the lists.