Simon Harry, Statistician-General of the federation, is dead.
Nigeria News House gathered that he was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Saturday and was responding to treatment but died on Wednesday morning.
Confirming the development, the Director, Corporate Communications and Public Relations at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Mr. Sunday Ichedi, said, “It is confirmed, the statistician general is dead.”
Mr. Harry was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2021 to replace Yemi Kale as statistician-general of the federation to head the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Before his appointment as the statistician-general of the federation. Harry was the Director of Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination department of the NBS.