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The immediate past Statistician General of Nigeria, Dr. Yemi Kale has been described as a patriot and exceptional public servant, who brought dynamism, innovation and transformation to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).


This was part of the remarks of public and private sector leaders at an event organized by Data Science Nigeria in partnership with Proshare to celebrate the remarkable service of Dr. Yemi Kale.


In her opening remarks the Managing Director/CEO of Proshare, Mrs. Grace Adejare-Ajuwon lauded Dr. Yemi Kale for leading transformation and efficiency at the NBS, throughout his tenure. In her words "Data is the new oil and Dr. Kale has helped championed the cause and worked tirelessly and resiliently for a decade to enable us all access our nation's data easily and timely."


Mr. Bayo Adekanmbi, the Founder, Data Science Nigeria on his part said the former DG of the NBS served with integrity and excellence, and still maintained intellectual sagacity.


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The CEO, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Mr. 'Laoye Jaiyeola, commended Dr. Kale for his meritorious service at the NBS and for making data a critical component for national planning and development. Dr. Doyin Salami, the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Committee in his remarks described Kale as an accomplished banker and public servant, who set a standard for data management that is useful for research, strategy, planning and economic policies.


On her part, Ms. Yewande Sadiku, the outgoing Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), commended Dr. Yemi Kale for being an outstanding public servant and patriot who was committed to his job. She further encourage all present to give forward, adding that public service can be better if more private sector leaders take up the challenge to get involved.


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Mrs Ashley Immanuel, the CEO of Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access, EFINA thanked the former Statistician-General of the Federation for enabling a strategic partnership, that helped EFINA to provide periodic reports on Nigeria's financial inclusion index. She also commended all the NBS team members that worked tireless especially during the Covid19 pandemic to still ensure timely data collation.


From the Sub-National level, Mrs Olayinka Ojo, a Principal Statistician with the Lagos Bureau of Statistics, thanked Dr. Yemi Kale for the efficiency and professionalism he brought to the NBS to reposition it as a reference point for economic data, while inspiring states to develop their own models.


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Other guests present including his colleagues and representatives from the NBS Board, EY, KPMG, Softcomm and Stears Business also lauded Dr. Kale for setting a remarkable standard at the NBS and proving that good work can be done in public service.


Delivering the toast at the event, the Chairman of Proshare Nigeria, Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi, FCA eulogized the two-term Statistician-General for his sacrifice, resilience and selflessness that has led to a robust National Bureau of Statistics institution.


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Awoyemi on behalf of all the private and public sector professionals wished him all the best in his future endeavors.


In his response Dr. Yemi Kale said he was humbled by all the remarks and goodwill messages on his decade-service, adding that he was just doing his job. He further called on more private sector players to be involved in public service. According to him, the Nigerian public sector needs more vibrant hands to deliver productivity in service.


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