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Buhari Appoints Semiu Adeniran As New Nigerian Statistician-General Of Federation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran as the new substantive Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Buhari Appoints Semiu Adeniran As New Nigerian Statistician-General Of Federation

Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran

A statement issued on Friday by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, said the appointment is with immediate effect.

The statement noted that Adeniran’s appointment follows the demise of Simon Harry, the former statistician-general of the federation, on April 13.

“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.

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

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of the former president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

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