Top Nigerian Government Official Is Dead
Dr. Simon Harry, the Federation’s Statistician-General, has died.
Harry was brought to the hospital on Saturday and appeared to be responding to therapy, but he died the next morning, on Wednesday.
“It is confirmed, the statistician general is dead,” said Mr. Sunday Ichedi, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
After verifying the unfortunate event, Ichedi refused to go further detail.
President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Harry as statistician general in August 2021, when Mr. Yemi Kale’s two-year term as statistician general came to an end.
He was the Director, Corporate Planning and Technical Coordination Department before being appointed as the director of NBS, and he has over three decades of statistical experience.