By NWANKWO, Grace Chinasa
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The swearing-in took place shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, 13th April, 2022.
The commissioners were confirmed by Senate last month.
The commissioners of the NPC included: Chief Benedict Ukpong Effiong (Akwa Ibom), Mrs. Gloria Fateya Izonfo (Bayelsa), Kupchi Patricia Ori Iyanya (Benue), Dr. Haliru Bala (Kebbi), and Dr. Eyitayo Oyekunle Oyetunji (Oyo).
The commissioners of the ICPC sworn in were Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Olugbenga Adeyanju rtd. (Ekiti State), Senator Anthony Agbo (Ebonyi), Anne Otelafu Odey (Cross River), Alh. Goni Ali Gujba (Yobe), and Dr Louis Solomon Mandama (Adamawa).
Physically present at the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno (retd).
Some Ministers who are physically attending the meeting include the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami; Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige; Agriculture, Mahmud Abubakar; Environment Mohammed Abdullahi; Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; Science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu; and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunimbe Mammora.
Other Ministers and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, are participating virtually from their respective offices in Abuja.