Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo swore-in five new commissioners of the National Population Commission (NPC) on Wednesday in Abuja.
The swearing in event took place at the Council Chamber before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House, Abuja.
The swearing in of the commissioners followed their successful screening by the Senate, on December 12, 2016, after their nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The appointment of the commissioners was also endorsed by the National Council of State, last year.
They are Benedict Ukpong, Akwa Ibom; Gloria Izonfuo, Bayelsa; Kupchi Iyanya, Benue; Haliru Bala, Kebbi; and Eyitayo Oyetunji, Oyo.
This is the first time the acting president will be administering oath of office on political appointees as President Buhari is on 10-day vacation in London.
President Buhari had in line with Section 154 (1) of the Constitution forwarded their names to the National Assembly.
The Senate had also confirmed the quintet for the appointments.