Senate confirms Nasir Isa Kwarra as NPopC Chairman
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Senate has confirmed Nasir Isa Kwarra as Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPopC).
President Muhammadu Buhari had on 14th September, 2020 requested for a confirmation of the Chairman’s appointment and Commissioners of the National Population Commission.
The confirmation on Thursday followed a satisfactory report of the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population Commission.
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ahmed Saidu Alkali (Gombe North) said the nominees were screened and found satisfactory with the requisite qualifications to serve as Chairman and Commissioners.
According to him, there was no petition from anywhere that would have encumbered their nomination; hence, the Committee recommended their confirmation by the Committee of the whole.
Before the Senators voice vote for confirmation, Senator Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) urged the lawmakers to confirm them since there was no controversy involving any of the nominees.
Other nominees that were confirmed as Commissioners are:
Ibrahim Mohammed – Bauchi, Ajayi Ayodeji Sunday – Ekiti, Hon. Joseph Kwali Shazin – FCT, Garba A.G. Zakar K/Hausa – Jigawa, Engr. Bala Almu Manye – Katsina, Gidado Rasak, Folorunsho – Kwara, Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin – Lagos, Ali Silas Agara – Nasarawa, Mohammed Abdullahi Dattijo – Sokoto, Mai Aliyu Muhammed – Yobe, Muhammad Muttaka Rimi – Zamfara.
In his remarks, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan urged the team to be focused, as the last population census was in 2006, therefore Nigerians expect much from them.