President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Simon Harry as the Statistician-General of the Federation to head the National Bureau of Statistics.
The statement was issued on Thursday by the Special Adviser, Media, and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget, and Planning, Yunusa Abdullahi.
The statement states that ‘President Buhari approves appointment of Dr. Simon Harry as Statistician-General of the Federation’, succeeding Dr. Yemi Kale, whose second term of five years expired on August 16.
Harry was the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of the National Bureau of Statistics before his appointment. He joined the Federal Office of Statistics in 1992 and rose to the position of substantive Director of Statistics in 2019.
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