Mr Hassan Bashiru has been appointed as acting Chairman for National Population Commission (NPC).
Director, Public Affairs Department of NPC, Mr Mohammed Isah, made this known on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Bashiru on January 23.
Isah explained that the acting Chairman was the most senior of the federal commissioners.
Bashiru, a certified professional accountant, represents Bauchi State, NPC spokesperson said.
Tenure of the former Chairman of the commission, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, lapsed on January 23, after five years of service.