A new chapter unfolds in Nigeria's National Population Commission (NPC) as President Bola Tinubu announces the nomination of Hon. Tadese Raheem for the position of Commissioner. The announcement, made in accordance with Section 154 sub section 1 of the 1999 Constitution, has sparked a flurry of activity in the Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity, who are tasked with further legislative work.
Dr. Raheem, a PhD holder from Osun, brings a wealth of academic experience to the role. His career has been marked by his tenure as the Head of Department of Public Administration at Fountain University, Osogbo. Raheem's academic prowess is evident in his diverse educational background, with degrees from Oduduwa University, University of Ilorin, and Obafemi Awolowo University.
A Seasoned Politician
Yet, Raheem is no stranger to the political arena. His political journey began in 1992 when he won a seat to represent Iwo Constituency 1. Prior to this, he served as the Chief of the Osun State House of Assembly, demonstrating his commitment to public service and his ability to navigate the complexities of Nigerian politics.
With the nomination now in the hands of the Senate Committee on National Population and National Identity, the nation waits with bated breath. The Committee has been given a week to complete its legislative work and report back to the plenary. As the process unfolds, all eyes are on Dr. Raheem, a man whose academic and political credentials promise to bring a unique perspective to the NPC.
In this nomination, President Tinubu has signaled his commitment to a robust and effective NPC. The appointment of Dr. Raheem, with his rich blend of academic expertise and political experience, underscores the importance of the Commission's work in shaping Nigeria's future. As the process moves forward, the nation watches, hopeful that this nomination will mark a significant step towards a more accurate, efficient, and inclusive national population data.
The nomination of Hon. Tadese Raheem as Commissioner of the National Population Commission is more than a political event. It is a testament to the power of education, the value of experience, and the potential for positive change. As the Senate Committee embarks on its legislative journey, the nation waits, ready to embrace a new era of population management.