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Controversies have continued to trail the appointment of 23 members of the National Population Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Controversies have continued to trail the appointment of 23 members of the National Population Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to impeccable sources senators of APC extraction in the upper chambers are divided along ethnic lines whereas PDP and APGA senators are at the end mocking them. It would be recalled that President Buhari had on last Tuesday, wrote the Senate requesting for the confirmation of the appointments of 23 members of the National Population Commission (NPC).
The request was contained in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki at plenary.
Buhari also sought the Senate approval to appoint Festus Okoye as National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and two non-judicial practitioners as members of Federal Judicial Service Commission.
The 23 nominees to represent their various states at the NPC are Mr Nwanne Nwabuisi (Abia), Dr Clifford Zirra (Adamawa), Mr Chidi Ezeoke (Anambra), Mr Isa Buratai (Borno) and Navy Capt. Charles Ogwa (Rtd.) Cross River. Others are Mr. Richard Odibo (Delta), Mr Okereke Onuabuchi (Ebonyi), Mr. Olusegun Aiyrjina (Edo), Mr. Ejike Ezeh (Enugu), Mr Abubakar Damburam (Gombe) and Prof. Uba Nnabue (Imo).
The list includes Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa (Kaduna), Mr Suleiman Lawal (Kano), Prof. Jimoh Isah (Kogi), Dr Sa'adu Alanamu (Kwara), Mr Nadir Kwarra (Nasarawa), Mr Aliyu Datti (Niger), Mrs Seyi Olusanya (Ogun) and Dr Oladiran Iyantan (Ondo). Also nominated are Mr Mudashiru Hussain (Osun), Mrs Cecilia Dapoet (Plateau), Dr Ipalibo Harry (Rivers) and Mr. Sale Saany (Taraba). The new non-legal practitioners to serve as members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission are Mr Abba Ali (Katsina) and Mr Mohammed Sagir (Niger).

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