A substantive Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has been appointed.
He is Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran
A statement issued in Abuja says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment.
The appointment is with immediate effect.
The appointment follows the demise of the former Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Simon Harry, on 13th April, 2022.
Accordibg to the statement, Semiu Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics.
It says he has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.
The statement adds that until his appointment, Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).