SENATE President, Godswill Akpabio, has announced the composition and leadership of standing committees.
The announcement was made shortly after lawmakers reconvened from their short break after confirmation of the ministerial nominees in the late hours of Monday’s plenary.
The standing committees have Senators Solomon Adeola, (APC-Ogun) Enyinnaya Abaribe (APGA-Abia), Abdulaziz Yari (APC-Zamfara) and Former President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan heading Appropriations, Power, Water and Defence committees respectively.
Senator Akpabio, who announced the composition of the committees, urged lawmakers to approach the Senate Leader for their appointment letters.
Akpabio also named the following senators among others as chairpersons of committees: Aviation committee has Buhari Abdulfatai, while, Capital Market is been chaired by Osita Izunaso. Ecology and Climatic Change committee has Seriake Dickson, while Aminu Tambuwal was named chairperson of the Housing committee.
Interior committee has Adams Oshiomhole as chairperson, while Public Accounts is to be chaired by Aliyu Wada. Works committee has Patrick Ndubueze, FERMA has Usain Babangida, while Musa Sani was named Finance committee.
Agric Insurance and other financial institutions committee has Abiru Adetokunbo, while Abdulaziz Yar’adua was made Chairperson of the INEC committee.
Customs, Exercise and Tariff committee has Isa Jubril, Cooperation Integration in Africa and NEPAD has Yau ‘Shaibu, Culture and Tourism has Elisha Abboh, while Diaspora and NGO committee has Victor Umeh as chairperson.
Drugs and Narcotics committee has Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gas committee is to be chaired by Jaribe Agom, Judiciary has Mohammed Monguno, while Women Affairs-Committee is to be chaired by Ireti Kingibe. Land Transport has as Chairperson Adamu Aliero among others.
Meanwhile, Senate adjourned plenary to enable senators embark on their annual recess.
It is expected to resume plenary on September 26, 2023. (NAN)