Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in five commissioners of the National Populations Commission (NCP).
The swearing in of the commissioners is coming on the heels of preparation for a new population census in the country shifted to 2018.
The brief event took place before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetingat the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Those sworn in were nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari last year in line with Section 154 (1) of the Constitution and forwarded their names to the National Assembly.
The Senate had recently confirmed them for the appointments.
The commissioners are; Eyitayo Oyetunji, Oyo; Ukpom Ukpong, Akwa Ibom; Haliru Bala, Kebbi; Patricia Uche, Benue and Gloria Izonfuo representing Bayelsa State.
The national census exercise was scheduled for last year, 2016 and the National Population Commission (NPC) had said the country needs about N222 billion to conduct a thorough and efficient national census but lacked the funds.
The exercise was postponed to 2017 then to shifted again to 2018 for paucity of funds.
Neither Osinbajo and the Chairman of the commission gave any remark.