Lawan reconstitutes leadership of c’ttees


President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has reconstituted the leadership and membership of some standing and special committees of the Senate.

Lawan made the announcement moments before the upper chamber adjourned plenary.

Those to serve as chairmen include Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u – Committee on National Population and National Identity; Adetokunbo Abiru – Committee on Industry; Saidu Alkali – Committee on Trade and Investments; Kabiru Barkiya – Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs.

Those selected to vice-chairmanship and membership positions are Senator Seriake Dickson – Committee on Interior; and Member, Committee on Appropriations; Biodun Olujimi – Member, Committee on Appropriations; Tolu Odebiyi – Vice Chairman, Committee on Marine Transport; Lekan Mustapha – Vice Chairman, INEC; Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe – Vice Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Others are Senator Moses Cleopas – vice chairman, National Planning and Economic Affairs; Frank Ibezim Chukwuma – vice chairman, Committee on Industry; Nora Ladi Daduut – vice chairman, Committee on Culture and Tourism; and Degi-Biobarakuma Eremieyo Degi – member, Committee on Appropriation.

Lawan, in his remarks, urged the new chairmen and vice chairmen to commence their duties immediately, particularly with work on the 2022 budget.

“We expect that these chairmen and vice chairmen would start their work immediately, especially to work on the budget defense.

“We wish them like all of us, the best of tenure and steady hands on their work,” he said.