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Senate confirms 17 nominees for appointment as commissioners of NPC

The report was presented by the chairman of the committee, Abdul Ningi (PDP-Bauchi).

• February 21, 2024
Nigerian Senate
Nigerian Senate [Photo: TheCable]

The Senate has confirmed 17 persons for appointment as commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC) out of 19 nominated by President Bola Tinubu.

Their confirmation followed the adoption of the Committee on National Identity Card and Population screening report at the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday.

The report was presented by the chairman of the committee, Abdul Ningi (PDP-Bauchi).

Mr Ningi, while presenting the report, said out of the 19 people nominated, 17 appeared for the screening.

He said the nominees representing Ogun and Ondo did not appear following the recent political developments in their states.

Mr Ningi said the committee diligently screened the remaining 17 and found them to possess the minimal qualifications suitable for the appointment.

The Senate thereafter confirmed the nominees.

Those confirmed are 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) Prof. Uba Nnabue (Imo), Sa’adatu Garba (Kaduna), Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa (Kano), Yori Afolabi (Kogi), Mary Afan(Plateau), Saany Sale (Taraba) and Ogiri Henry (Rivers)


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