Buhari Appoints Harry As New Statistician-General Of The Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Simon Harry as the new Statistician-General of the Federation to head the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Harry succeeds the out-going Statistician-General, Dr. Yemi Kale, whose second term tenure of five years expired on 16th August, 2021.

Before his new appointment, Harry was the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of NBS with a career spanning almost three decades of statistical experience.

The statement said 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.

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