President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran as the substantive Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The appointment takes immediate effect, according to a statement by the Media Aide to the Minister of State for Budget & National Planning, Sufuyan Ojeifo.
He said the appointment follows the demise of the former Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Simon Harry, on 13th April, 2022.
Mr Semiu Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with 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).