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National Population Commission Gets Five New Commissioners


Feb 02, 2017


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn-in five new Commissioners for the National Population Commission, NPC.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly before the commencement of theFederal Executive Council meeting. Those sworn-in include

  • Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji form Oyo State
  • Engr. Benedict Ukpong-Akwa Ibom state
  • Haliru Bala-Kebbi state
  • Patricia Kupchi- Benue state
  • Mrs Gloria Izonfuo, from Bayelsa State.

The Commissioners were nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari and recently cleared by the Senate in line with constitutional provisions. Speaking to Voice of Nigeria one of the Commissioners, Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji said he will contribute his quota towards attaining an Acceptable population figure for the country. “It’s a privilege to serve the country in that capacity. You know the vision of his administration is to bring about change and the

Population is both the agent and object of change. For you to have any meaningful change, you must have adequate information about the population. Therefore you must have a correct, acceptable and reliable data and my vision is to contribute and support other members of the NPC towards achieving that,” he said.



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