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President Buhari approves appointment of new Statistician-General of the Federation

President Buhari approves appointment of new Statistician-General of the Federation

Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran has been appointed as the substantive statistician-general of the federation and chief executive officer of the National Bureau of Statistics by President Muhammadu Buhari (NBS).

In a statement released on Friday, Sufuyan Ojeifo, special assistant (Media) to the minister of state, budget, and national planning, stated this.

The appointment is effective immediately, according to the announcement.

Following the death of Simon Harry, the federation’s former statistician-general, on April 13, Adeniran was appointed.

“Semiu Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with a bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions,” the statement reads.

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

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