After THE WHISTLER Report, NBS Redesigns, Announces New Boss On Website

The National Bureau of statistics website is now wearing a new look after THE WHISTLER reported that it failed to update and recognise its new CEO and Statistician General of the Federation, Dr Smon Harry on its website weeks after he took over office.

On Thursday, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, announced Harry as the new NBS CEO and the SGF after the completion of the tenure of the immediate past NBS CEO, Yemi Kale.

Kale’s second term of five years ended on 16th August, 2021.

Harry was the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of NBS with almost three decades of statistical experience.

Findings by THE WHISTLER showed that there was no mention of Harry on the NBS website for weeks.

The home page of the former NBS website design was user friendly with a logo of the NBS on the far left and a search bar on the far right.

Below the logo was a bar that had 11 tabs containing announcement events held as far back as 2018.

The tabs had no mention of Harry.

But the new design has a notification on the top left which introduces Harry as the new NBS CEO and the Statistician General.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Simon B. Harry as the new Statistician-General of the Federation to head the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

“Dr. Harry is to succeed the out-going Statistician-General, Dr. Yemi Kale, whose second term tenure of five years expired on 16th August, 2021,” NBS wrote after almost a month of announcement.

It continued, “Currently, Dr. Harry is the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department of NBS with almost three decades of statistical experience. He joined the erstwhile Federal Office of Statistics as Statistician 11 in 1992 and rose to the position of a substantive Director of Statistics in 2019.

“In the course of his civil service career, Dr. Harry has contributed to several reform initiatives including the reform of the then Federal Office of Statistics which transformed to the current National Bureau of Statistics, the reform of the Nigerian Statistical System which resulted to the creation and establishment of State Bureaus of Statistics at the sub-national level.”

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