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NBS boss not dead – spokesman

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has debunked a media report of the alleged death of the Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Simon Harry.

It was reported on Sunday, 10th April 2022, that the Statistician-General of the Federation Was dead.

In a swift reaction, the NBS said that there is no iota of truth in what was published by the online medium describing the publication as the ‘height of irresponsible journalism and a figment of the imagination of the publisher’.

The Trumpet gathered that this was contained in a  statement by Ichedi, Sunday Joel, Director, Communication and Public Relations Department of NBS, he however acknowledged that the Statistician-General was ‘slightly indisposed on Saturday but now recuperating following medication.

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The statement reads; ‘We are well certain that he would, in a matter of few days, be back to his desk and continue his work in repositioning the NBS as the foremost national statistics agency in Africa and among the best globally.

‘We are all mortals and by nature sometimes get weary.
‘That is the case of the Statistician-General now and it is not unusual for anybody to sometimes get weary in the course of daily endeavors.

We are using this to inform the general public to completely discountenance the purported death of the Statistician-General by a disreputable online medium, which has been noted for ‘irresponsible and fake news journalism’ since it debuted.

‘While thanking those that have expressed concern about the health situation of the Statistician-General in the past few hours following the ‘junk’ from the online medium’, the statement added.

The Trumpet News Media wish the Statistician General Speedy recovery to resume his developmental initiative of the NBS.

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