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Statistician-General: 10 things you may not know about Dr Simon Harry

Dr Simon Harry, the Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) was on Wednesday April 13, 2022, confirmed dead.

Below are some of the things you may not know about Simon Harry:

  • He was born on March 15, 1965, in Lishin – Jengre in Plateau.
  • Harry attended L.E.A. Primary School, Tuddai, Kaduna State from 1974 to 1980.
  • He attended Amo Community Secondary School, Katako Jengre, from 1980 to 1985, from where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificates respectively.
  • Harry was admitted into the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1987 – 1990) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) honours degree in Economics.
  • He earned Post-Graduate Diploma in Statistics from the University of Ibadan in 1997.
  • Harry later attended the University of Abuja from 2014 to 2017 for his Master of Science degree in Economics and also his Ph.D in Economics.
  • He started his public career in 1992 when he joined the then Federal Office of Statistics and rose through the ranks to become a director before his appointment as the statistician-general of the Federation on August 26, 2021.
  • Harry died seven months after his appointment as statistician- general of the Federation
  • Harry died in the early hours of Wednesday April 13, 2022, after a brief illness.
  • He was happily married and blessed with children.

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