Breaking News: President Tinubu Administers Oath to NPC Commissioner at FEC Session

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NPC Commissioner Inaugurated: Presides Over Ceremony at FEC Gathering

In a significant development at the National Population Commission (NPC), President has administered the oath of office to Olayinka Oladunjoye, officially appointing her as a federal commissioner.

The swearing-in ceremony took place just before the commencement of the (FEC) meeting held at the Council Chamber of the State House in Abuja.

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Oladunjoye, who previously held roles as the Commissioner of Education and of Commerce and Cooperatives in Lagos State, assumes the position previously occupied by Mrs. Bimbo Salu-Hudeyin, who has been appointed to a new role by the Lagos state government.

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The oath-taking ceremony marks the commencement of Oladunjoye’s tenure at the NPC.

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The event coincided with this week’s FEC meeting, presided over by President Tinubu. Notable attendees included high-ranking officials such as the Chief of Staff to the President, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) George Akume, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan.

However, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, was notably absent due to a recent fire incident at her residence. Additionally, seats for the Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong, and the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, remained vacant.

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In her new role, Commissioner Oladunjoye has pledged to collaborate closely with all stakeholders, highlighting the importance of utilizing technology for a more accurate and inclusive data-driven census.

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Addressing the press after her swearing-in, Oladunjoye expressed her commitment to ensuring that the upcoming census adheres to the highest standards of inclusivity and acceptance. Leveraging her experience and the latest technological advancements, she aims to enhance the NPC’s operations.

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This appointment underscores the administration’s dedication to improving national planning and development through accurate population data. Oladunjoye’s background in public service positions her to contribute valuable insights and enhancements to the commission’s vital work.

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