President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Prof. Antonia Simbine as the Director-General of National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), IgbereTV reports
With this development, Simbine becomes NISER’s first female director-general.
She succeeds Folarin Gbadebo-Smith, whose tenure expires on May 31 as head of the apex socio-economic policy research think-tank.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Agba, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the appointment would take effect on June 1.
The statement read: “For five years until 2020, Simbine was a National Commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) representing the North-Central geopolitical zone and in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Plateau and Niger States.
“The professor of political science and international relations brings to her new role a track record of experience and distinguished work in human development research.