President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Simon B. Harry as the new Statistician-General of the Federation and head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Harry replaced Yemi Kale, whose second term five year tenure ends August 16, this year.
According to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance and Budget, Zainab Ahmed said the appointment has been approved by President Buhari.
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The statement said that Harry untill his appointment is the Director, corporate planning and technical coordination, Department of NBS with almost three decades of statistical experience.
“He joined the erstwhile Federal Office of Statistics as Statistician 11 in 1992 and rose to the position of a substantive Director of Statistics in 2019.
“In the course of his civil service career, Harry has contributed to several reform initiatives including the reform of the then Federal Office of Statistics which transformed to the current National Bureau of Statistics, the reform of the Nigerian Statistical System which resulted to the creation and establishment of State Bureaus of Statistics at the sub-national level.”