The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Festus Odimegwu has resigned his appointment from the Commission.
The Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso had few weeks back demanded the sack of Odimegwu for allegedly criticizing the works of his predecessor.
Kwankwaso had claimed that Odimegwu was incapable of conducting the 2016 national census.
The Federal Government then had issued Odimegwu query to explain the reasons behind his utterances.
But a statement issued Thursday by the Special Assistant (media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Sam Nwaobasi said that President Goodluck Jonathan has already accepted the resignation.
The statement reads: “His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR has accepted the resignation of Eze Festus Odimegwu as Chairman of the National Population Commission with effect from Thursday, 17th of October, 2013.”
“Dr. Sam Ahaiwe, the Commissioner representing Abia State in the Commission, will act as chairman pending the appointment of a substantive Chairman.”
It also disclosed that President Jonathan has approved the appointment of Prof. Anya. O. Anya, as a member of the Advisory Committee on National Dialogue to replace Prof. Ben Nwabueze, who is still abroad on health grounds.
Mr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi was also appointed yesterday as Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Technical Aids Corps.