President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Antonia Taiye Simbine as the director-general of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER).
Sufuyan Ojeifo, special assistant, media, minister of state, budget and national planning disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
The appointment will take effect from June 1, 2022.
Simbine is to take over Folarin Gbadebo-Smith whose tenure expires on May 31, 2022.
Following the appointment, she becomes the first woman to be appointed director-general of the nation’s apex research institute.
According to the statement, Simbine is a professor of political science and international relations and currently heads the knowledge management development department at NISER.
Prior to her appointment, she was a researcher at NISER in Oyo state.