Search for replacement intensifies as Kale bows out of NBS


The search for a new Statistician General of the Federation has intensified as Yemi Kale prepares to bow out from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on August 16. Kale would have served out his tenure in less than a week, having served for five years since he was appointment as the Statistician General of the Federation by former President Goodluck Jonathan in August 2011.

The race for his replacement has already begun but Kale could still be reappointed for a second tenure of five years if President Muhammadu Buhari still requires his services as the head of the nation apex statistical bodies.

Experts in statistics pointed out some individuals who are qualified and are likely to be appointed to head the Bureau as the current President of the Nigerian Statistical Association, Dr. Mohammed Musa Tumala and a retired deputy director from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CNB) who also served as President of the NSA, Mr. Christopher Okafor.

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