President Bola Tinubu has granted approval for the appointment of twenty (20) qualified Nigerians to serve as Federal Commissioners in the National Population Commission (NPC). Among these appointments, nine individuals are existing Federal Commissioners who have been reappointed for a second term in office.
The announcement was made by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity. The appointees include Hon. Emmanuel Trump Eke (Abia), Dr. Clifford Zirra (Adamawa, reappointed), Mr. Chidi Christopher Ezeoke (Anambra, reappointed), Barr. Isa Audu Buratai (Borno, reappointed), Bishop Alex Ukam (Cross River), Ms. Blessyn Brume-Ataguba (Delta), Dr. Jeremiah Ogbonna Nwankwegu (Ebonyi), Dr. Tony Aiyejina (Edo, reappointed), Mr. Ejike Ezeh (Enugu, reappointed), Mr. Abubakar Damburam (Gombe, reappointed), Prof. Uba Nnabue (Imo, reappointed), Ms. Sa’adatu Dogon Bauchi Garba (Kaduna), Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa (Kano), and Hon. Yori Afolabi (Kogi). Additionally, Hon. Olakunle Sobukola (Ogun), Hon. Temitayo Oluseye Oluwatuyi (Ondo), Sen. Mudashiru Hussain (Osun, reappointed), Ms. Mary Ishaya Afan (Plateau), Mr. Ogiri Itotenaan Henry (Rivers), and Mr. Saany Sale (Taraba, reappointed) have been newly appointed.
The President has tasked the new and returning NPC Federal Commissioners with the responsibility of effectively implementing all measures established by his administration to produce and utilize accurate population data. This data will play a crucial role in finding lasting solutions to Nigeria’s socio-political and economic challenges.
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