Senate-NigeriaThe Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang today at the Senate Committee on National Identity Card and National Population presents for screening nominees of Mr. President for the position of National Commissioners of the National Population Commission.

Addressing the Committee chaired by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, Senator Ita Enang said that the nominees have been screened and cleared by the Securities agencies and the National Council of State and been found qualified to hold the position in which they have been nominated.

He pleaded with the Committee to expedite action on the presentation of the report of the screening exercise before plenary.

He therefore introduced the nominees which included Engr. (Chief) Benedict Ukpong, Gloria Fateya Izonfuo, Barr. Kupchi Patricia Ori Iyanya, Dr. Haliru Bala and Dr. Eyitayo O. Oyetunji.

In his message, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity Card and National Population, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi said the duties of the Commissioners are encompassing, daunting and forbearing especially as they are expected to conduct the next census.

Fortunately according to him 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.

Charles Akpan
Head, Press and Public Relations


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