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Buhari appoints new National Population Commission chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appointed Hassan Bashir as the acting executive chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC).

Bashir’s appointment follows the end of the tenure of the former executive chairman of the commission, Eze Duruiheoma, on January 23, 2019.

Director-general of the commission, Ghaji Bello, announced the appointment in a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Bashir is to take charge of activities of the commission pending the appointment of a substantive executive chairman.He is currently the most senior federal commissioner in the National Population Commission.

Until his appointment, Hassan Bashir was a federal commissioner representing Bauchi State in the commission.

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