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JUST IN: Tinubu Swears-In Oladunjoye As NPC Commissioner



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President Bola Tinubu has sworn-in Mrs Saidat Oladunjoye, as a Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (representing Lagos State) at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

Oladunjoye took the oath of office around 12:36 pm after her citation was read to the members of the Federal Executive Council.

She replaces Mrs Bimbo Salu-Hundeyin, who has been appointed Secretary to the Lagos State Government.

The swearing-in comes four months after her nomination by the President on October 12, 2023.

She was subsequently confirmed by the Senate in December 2023.

A former Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Oladunjoye joined the Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Development as a Sports Officer/Project Officer in 1987-1990.

She served in the state’s Ministry of Finance (1990-1995) as a Research Officer and Lagos State Public Works Department as a Senior Administrative Officer in 1995 before leaving for the private sector, where she served as the Executive Director of an Insurance firm until she was appointed Lagos State Commissioner for Education, during the second term of Governor Babatunde Fashola.

Addressing State House correspondents, Oladunjoye assured the public of a data-driven census that prioritises inclusivity and acceptance. She promised to work with all stakeholders in deploying technology for a better census.

Afterwards, the council proceeded into a closed-door session chaired by the President.

So far, members have sat eight times since the inaugural meeting held on August 28, 2023.

Other meetings were held on October 16, October 23, October 30, November 27, December 13 and January 17, 2024.

On October 16, the Information Minister, Mr Mohammed Idris, announced, “The President has approved that Federal Executive Council meeting will now be happening on Mondays as against the traditional Wednesdays that we are used to.

“Of course, that does not mean that it has to happen every week. If there are no issues to discuss, it will be skipped to the next week.”

Present at today’s meeting are all cabinet members except the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Mariya Mahmoud, whose residence was razed down by fire on Sunday.

Other vacant seats were those of the Minister of Labour and the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.

A returning face at today’s meeting is the Minister of Tourism, Mrs Lola Ade-John, who has been away for about five months over health concerns