Former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Agara Appointed NPC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Silas Ali Agara as Chairman, National Population Commission NPC.

The appointment was ratified during the national council of state meetings at the presidential Villa Abuja Thursday.

Other members of the Commission approved are: Muhammed Chuso A. Dottijo, (Sokoto); Razaq Gidado, (Kwara); Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT); Bala Almu Banya, (Katsina); and Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, (Lagos).

Recall that the Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, had denied that he joined forces with people opposed to having Mr Agara as the chairman of the commission.

This came after allegations surfaced that Governor Abdullahi Sule along with President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Professor Gambari were opposed to having a Christian chair the NPC.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in two separate letters dated March 20 and August 12 nominated Mr Agara.

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