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Statistician-General, Simon Harry is dead

Simon Harry was appointed by President Buhari in August 2021 to succeed Yemi Kale as statistician-general of the federation.

Nigeria’s Statistician-General, Simon Harry, has passed away.

Simon Harry died Wednesday morning in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him in August 2021 to replace Yemi Kale.

Harry doubles as Head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Prior to his appointment, Harry was the Director of NBS Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination.

He joined the Federal Office of Statistics as Statistician 11 in 1992 and became the substantive Director of Statistics in 2019.