Nigeria’s Statistician-General, Simon Harry Dies Eight Months After Appointment


The Statistician-General of the Federation, Simon Harry, has been confirmed dead eight months after his appointment

The Director, Communication and Public Relations Department, Ichedi Joel, disclosed this on Wednesday, in Abuja, barely 48 hours after the agency debunked rumours of his demise

Joel said, “It is not a rumor anymore, the SG is dead, he died from an illness.”

He was said to have been indisposed on Saturday and was immediately given medical attention.

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Harry as the Statistician-General of the Federation in August last year.

He joined the 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, he has contributed to several reform initiatives including the reform of the then Federal Office of Statistics which was transformed into the current National Bureau of Statistics.

Harry’s other achievements include contributions to reforming Nigeria’s Statistical System which resulted in the creation and establishment of the state bureau of statistics at the sub-national level.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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