Appointment of Simon B. Harry as the new statistician-general of the federation has been approved by President Buhari.
Harry is to replace Yemi Kale as the statistician-general of the federation and head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The announcement was made on Thursday August 19 by Special adviser, media and communication, to the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi.
It was also learnt that Yemi Kale’s second term tenure of five years expired on August 16, 2021.
The statement read;
“Currently, Dr Harry 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, Dr 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.”