Kale, NBS Boss completes tenure, bows this month
300 More Expected To Retire Soon
The Federal Government may have begun search for the replacement of the Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, following the completion of his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Kale was hired in 2011 by the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration to head the NBS, especially to introduce best practices in the management and computing of data for use by government and International Development Partners.
The Guardian gathered that well over 200 professional staff with core competence in statistics and economics have pulled out from the bureau in the last three to four years, owing to maximum age stipulated for retirement or length of service.
This is even as more trained hands numbering 300 are expected to also retire in the next two or three years. Efforts to reach the Head of Administration of the bureau for clarification on the development were unsuccessful as he was said to be away on official assignment.