Eko Hot Blog reports that a former Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye, has scaled the screening of the Nigerian Senate for confirmation as Federal Commissioner representing Lagos State in the National Population Commission (NPC).
The successful screening exercise comes more than a month after President Bola Tinubu nominated Oladunjoye and asked the upper legislative chamber to confirm her.
Last Tuesday, November 21, 2023, the Senate referred her nomination the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population.
By Thursday, November 23, 2023, the committee initiated proceedings on Oladunjoye’s screening as an NPC commissioner.
Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Population and Identity Management, chaired the screening while committee members, including Senator Daniel Justus Olugbenga as the Deputy Chairman, were actively engaged in the process.
During the screening exercise, Senator Ningi highlighted the importance of the census in Nigeria and emphasised that the committee’s focus is on the nation’s improvement rather than individual tribal or religious affiliations.
The lawmaker noted that, by ensuring that qualified individuals are appointed to key positions within the NPC, Nigeria can enhance its data-gathering capabilities and make informed decisions for effective governance and development.
The screening process has now concluded as the committee voted to forward Oladunjoye’s nomination to the senate floor for a confirmation vote by all senators.
Oladunjoye has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.
Before she was appointed the Commissioner for Education in Lagos State during the second term of Governor Babatunde Fashola, she served as the CEO and Executive Director of an insurance firm.
She continued in the same capacity during Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s administration.
Her impressive qualifications include being an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACCI London) in 1994. She was also a Chartered Insurer from the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACCIILondon) in 1996, becoming an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) in 1997.
She has been a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (N.B.A.) since 1999, and also an Associate of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (ACIB) in 2004.
Before her nomination as the NPC commissioner representing Lagos State, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye, is the Vice-Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos Senatorial East
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