Statisticians society names Prof Yahya as President


Prof Waheed Yahya, a Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Statistics at the University of Ilorin, has been named President of the Professional Statistician’s Society of Nigeria (PSSN).

Prof. Yaya was the Immediate past National Secretary of the Society and doubled as the Editor-in-Chief of its Journal, Annals of Statistical Theory and Application and her conference proceedings.

In the same vein, the society also elected Dr. Mohammed Kabir Garba of the same Department as its new National Secretary.

The election was one of the highlights of the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 6th International Conference co-hosted by  Yaba College of Technology and Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Lagos recently.

The two in one event with a Pre-conference Workshop themed, “Statistical Theories and Methods in Drug Development” facilitated by Statistics researchers and professionals in drug development from Novartis Pharma AG, USA, drew participants from higher Institutions and research institutes all over the world.

The PSSN, which is the registered society of Statistician Professionals in Nigeria, was established with the mission to contribute to the development of the nation through advanced statistical research that benefits decision-makers, policy advisers, industrialists and investors.