Buhari appoints Harry as statistician-general of the federation


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

This is according to a statement yesterday from Yunusa Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed.

Harry is to succeed the out-going Statistician-General, Yemi Kale, whose second term tenure of five years expired on August 16.

Currently, Simon Harry is the Director of, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of National Bureau of Statistics with almost three decades of statistical experience.

He joined the Federal Office of Statistics as Statistician 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.