SG's Message



On the 19th of May, 2022, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR graciously approved my appointment as the substantive Statistician-General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics. I am profoundly grateful to the Almighty God, His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed and the Honorable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba for this honour and privilege given to me.

This is a great achievement for everyone at the National Bureau of Statistics. While we celebrate this achievement, we remember the sad event that preceded it, which is the demise of our dearly beloved former Statistician-General, the Late Dr. Simon Barsha Harry. There is no doubt that though brief, his tenure as Statistician-General of the Federation was impactful and recorded tremendous gains for the National Bureau of Statistics and the Nigerian Statistical System. We are committed to honouring him and the legacy he left behind by building a world class National Statistical Office and a world renowned Statistical System.

Over the next few years we plan to consolidate on the achievements of Dr. Harry by building an efficient and effective and National Statistical System, where individual elements are strengthened enough to function independently, while harmonizing elements within the system, to ensure effective coordination and improved output. We will also focus on ensuring that the National Bureau of Statistics is adequately resourced with the requisite technical knowledge and capacity, to enable us to continue to deliver on our mandate of publishing reliable, quality and timely statistics for policy makers and the public.

These goals cannot be achieved without the support of relevant stakeholders within the statistical system and the public. We therefore seek the continued support and cooperation of all to actualise our set goals

I look forward to collaborating and partnering with everyone, as we build an exceptional National Statistical Office and a world class Statistical System, which will be a model for all others worldwide.


Prince Adeyemi Adeniran  

Statistician-General of the Federation & Chief Executive Officer,

National Bureau of Statistics,