Dr Simon Harry has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Statistician-General of the Federation and will also head the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
This was disclosed in a statement by Mr Yunusa Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning on Thursday.
The statement revealed that the tenure of the out-going Statistician-General, Dr Yemi Kale, expired on the 16th of August as he will now be replaced by Dr. Harry.
Dr. Harry is currently the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of NBS with almost three decades of statistical experience.
According to the statement, Harry joined the 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, he has contributed to several reform initiatives including the reform of the then Federal Office of Statistics which was transformed to the current National Bureau of Statistics.
Harry’s other achievements include contributions to reforming Nigeria’s Statistical System which resulted in the creation and establishment of state bureau of statistics at the sub-national level.Follow us on social media