President Tinubu Appoints Federal Commissioners to the National Population Commission.
In a significant move aimed at bolstering the National Population Commission (NPC), President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of twenty qualified Nigerians to serve as Federal Commissioners. Among them, nine current Commissioners have been reappointed for a second term in office, reflecting a commitment to continuity and experience within the commission.
The newly appointed and reappointed Federal Commissioners include individuals from diverse backgrounds, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the critical task of managing population data, a vital aspect of addressing Nigeria’s socio-political and economic challenges.
- Hon. Emmanuel Trump Eke — Abia
- Dr. Clifford Zirra — Adamawa
- Mr. Chidi Christopher Ezeoke — Anambra
- Barr. Isa Audu Buratai — Borno
- Dr. Tony Aiyejina — Edo
- Mr. Ejike Ezeh — Enugu
- Mr. Abubakar Damburam — Gombe
- Prof. Uba Nnabue — Imo
- Sen. Mudashiru Hussain — Osun
- Mr. Saany Sale — Taraba
Newly Appointed Commissioners:
- Bishop Alex Ukam — Cross River
- Ms. Blessyn Brume-Ataguba — Delta
- Dr. Jeremiah Ogbonna Nwankwegu — Ebonyi
- Ms. Sa’adatu Dogon Bauchi Garba — Kaduna
- Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa — Kano
- Hon. Yori Afolabi — Kogi
- Hon. Olakunle Sobukola — Ogun
- Hon. Temitayo Oluseye Oluwatuyi — Ondo
- Ms. Mary Ishaya Afan — Plateau
- Mr. Ogiri Itotenaan Henry — Rivers
Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced the appointments in a press release on November 8, 2023. He conveyed President Tinubu’s charge to the new and returning Commissioners, urging them to effectively implement measures aimed at producing accurate population data.
This strategic move aligns with President Tinubu’s vision of harnessing precise demographic information to develop and execute lasting solutions to Nigeria’s challenges. The NPC, under the leadership of these appointed Commissioners, is poised to play a crucial role in shaping the nation’s future.
The public anticipates the positive impact of this decision on policies and initiatives that rely on accurate population data, reinforcing the government’s commitment to evidence-based decision-making. As the newly appointed Commissioners assume their responsibilities, expectations are high for a robust and comprehensive approach to population management in Nigeria.