The Senate on Thursday stood down the appointment of Dr Abdulmalik Durunnguwa from Kaduna State as Commissioner for National Population Commission(NPC).
This followed presentation of report of the Committee on National Identity Card and National Population Commission on screening of 23 nominees for confirmation of appointment as commissioners of the NPC.
According to Independent, The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi, while presenting the report, said the committee observed discrepancies in the certificate presented by the nominee and as such did not clear him for confirmation.
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Deliberating on the matter, the lawmakers through a voice vote, unanimously agreed that the committee should carry out investigation on the matter and report back in plenary.
22 other nominees were confirmed and they are: Nwanne Nwabuisi-_Abia,
Dr. Clifford Zirra-Adamawa, Dr Chidi Ezeoke-Anambra, Isa Buratai-Borno, retired Navy Capt. Charles Ogwa -Cross River, Ricard Odibo-Delta, Okereke Onuabuchi- Ebonyi, Olusegun Aiyejina- Edo.
Others are: Ejike Ezeh-Enugu, Abubakar Dannewbieiburam-Gombe, Prof. Uba Nnabue-Imo,Suleiman Lawal-Kano, Prof. Jimoh Isah-Kogi, Dr Sa’adu Alanamu-Kwara, Nasir Kwarra-Nasarawa,
Aliyu Datti-Niger, Mrs Seyi Olusanya-Ogun, Dr Olanadiran Iyantan-Ondo, Sen. Mudashiru Hussain-Osun, Mrs Cecilia Dapoet-Plateau, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Rivers as well as Sale Saany-Taraba were equally confirmed.
In his remarks, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremau, who presided over the plenary, congratulated the nominees and urged them to discharge their duties effectively.