Abuja - Senior Special Assistant to the President on
National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang, has presented the list of nominees for
the position of commissioners of the National Population Commission.
The nominees are Benedict Ukpong, Gloria Fateya Izonfuo,
Barr. Kupchi Patricia Ori Iyanya, Dr Haliru Bala and Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji.
Addressing the Committee on National Identity Card and
National Population chaired by Suleiman Hunkuyi, Enang said the nominees had
been screened and cleared by securities agencies.
He said the National Council of State has also screened the
nominees and found them qualified to hold the positions in which they have been
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Hunkuyi said the duties of the commissioners were
encompassing, daunting and forbearing especially as they were expected to
conduct the next census at a date yet to be announced.
“Fortunately, their task is guaranteed within the body of
our constitution and the importance of their assignment is reflected in the
fact that their appointment has to be confirmed by the Senate.”
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