Buhari Reappoints Yemi Kale As NBS Boss

Yemi Kale
Yemi Kale

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Yemi Kale to serve another five-year tenure as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.



    Kale was first appointed in August 2011 by former President Goodluck Jonathan for an initial five-year term, having served as the Special Adviser to the then Minister of National Planning.

    His first tenure ended in August and there had been speculations that President Buhari may appoint a new person for the post.

    Kale, son of a retired Army General, was educated in Ethiopia and London and had served on several presidential committees and advisory bodies.

    He is a member of numerous professional bodies including: Fellow of the UK Royal Statistical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria, Member at the World Economics Federation, Member at the Royal Economic Society and Member of the Nigerian Statistical Association.

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