Buhari appoints Simon Harry as Statistician-General

Simon Harry

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Simon Harry as the new Statistician-General and Head of the National Bureau of Statistics.

This is according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Yunusa Abdullahi.

The statement titled ‘President Buhari approves appointment of Dr Simon Harry as Statistician-General of the Federation’ noted that Harry was to succeed Kale, whose second term of five years expired on August 16.

It said, “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.”

Until the new appointment, Simon Harry was 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.

According to the statement, Harry has contributed to several reform initiatives including the reform of the then Federal Office of Statistics which transformed to the current NBS.

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