President Buhari approves appointment of Adeniran as new SG, Prof. Simbine as Director-General of NISER

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Newly-appointed Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of NBS, Mr Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran and Newly-appointed DG of NISER, Professor Antonia Taiye Simbine

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

The appointment is with immediate effect.

Similarly, Professor Antonia Taiye Simbine has been appointed as the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), with effect from 1st June, 2022.

A statement on Friday by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Honourable Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, said the appointment of Adeniran followed the demise of the former Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr Simon Harry, on 13th April, 2022.

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).

The appointment of Professor Antonia Taiye Simbine as the Director-General of the NISER, is to take effect from 1st June, 2022.

Professor Simbine will be succeeding the outgoing Director-General, Dr Folarin Gbadebo-Smith whose tenure expires on 31st May, 2022.

She is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations and currently heads the Knowledge Management Development Department at NISER.

Following this appointment, Professor Simbine becomes the first woman to be appointed Director-General of the nation’s apex research institute, the statement added.

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