The president, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran as the substantive Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), with immediate effect.

A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Honourable Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Sufuyan Ojeifo said Adeniran appointment follows the demise of the former Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Simon Harry, on 13th April, 2022.

With over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions, Adeniran majors in Demography and Social Statistics.

Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).