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President Tinubu Swears In Yori Afolabi, 16 Other NPC Federal Commissioners

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, sworn in 17 federal commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC).


President had appointed the newly sworn in federal commissioners last November  after the Federal Government had suspended the proposed national census.

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On November 8, 2023, President Tinubu appointed 20 federal commissioners to the NPC, nine of whom were appointed for a second term in office.


On December 12, a month after the appointment was announced, Tinubu forwarded the names of 19 of the 20 nominees to the Senate for confirmation.


However, only 17 appeared for the Senate’s screening on February 24, 2024, and were subsequently confirmed.


They were sworn in at the Council Chamber of the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja in three batches by President Tinubu.


Among those sworn in include, Blessyn Brume-Maguha (Delta), Emmanuel Eke (Abia); Clifford Zirra (Adamawa); Chidi Ezeoke (Anambra); Isa Buratal (Borno); Alex Ukam (Cross River); Blessyn Brume-Maguha (Delta) and Jeremiah Ogbonna Nwankwegu (Ebonyi).


Others are Tony Alyejina (Edo); Ejike Ezeh (Enugu); Abubakar Damburam (Gombe); Uba Nnabue (Imo); Sa’adatu Garba (Kaduna); Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa (Kano); Yori Afolabii (Kogi); Mary Afan (Plateau); Saany Sale (Taraba) and Ogiri Henry (Rivers).


Two nominees, Olakunle Sobukola (Ogun) and Temitayo Oluwatiyi (Ondo) were not screened as they did not appear before the Committee.


That day, Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Population, the recently suspended Senator Abdul Ningi (Bauchi Central, PDP), explained that Sobukola and Oluwatiyi were absent because of “recent political developments in their states”.


After observing a minute’s silence in honour of a former Minister of State for Health, Gabriel Aduku, the Federal Executive Council proceeded into its ninth meeting in the administration.

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