Jonathan Appoints Bassey Akpanyung As NPC Secretary

President Goodluck Jonathan, has appointed Mr Bassey Okon Akpanyung, as the secretary to the National Planning Commission (NPC).

A statement by Salisu Haiba, Head of Information, NPC, noted that the appointment letter, dated 27th April, 2015 and signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, took effect from 14th April, 2015.

 According to the letter, the appointment is for a first tenure of five (5) years in accordance with Sections 6 (1) and 8 (1) of the National Planning Commission Act, 1993.


Bassey Okon-AkpanyungMr Akpanyung has been the Acting Secretary to the Commission since October 2014.

Born in 1956 in Akwa Ibom State, the secretary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Ibadan in 1991, and a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), Dakar – Senegal in 1993. He joined the service of the NPC in 1982 as Planning Officer Grade II and rose to the position of a Director in the commission and had served in almost all professional departments in the commission.

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