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Akpabio unveils Senate Standing Committees; Kalu, Lawan, Abaribe others emerge Chairmen

…Senate adjourns till Sept 26

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Monday night, unveiled the leadership of the Senate Standing Committees, with immediate past President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan emerging as the Chairman, Committee on Defence while former Chief Whip of the 9th Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, emerged as Chairman, Committee on Privatisation.

The announcement was made immediately after the Senate resumed its break at 9.59 p.m., later concluded its legislative activities, and adjourned at 10.47 p.m.

In the committee appointments, the former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, is the Chairman of the Committee on Water Resources.

Also, the Senate Minority Leader in the 9th Assembly, Enyinnaya Abaribe, was named Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, and the immediate past Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, clinched the Housing Committee.

Others who emerged as Committee Chairmen include former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, who heads the Interior Committee, and Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), who is Chairman of the Committee on Finance.

Senator Abdulfatai Buhari (APC, Oyo North) chairs the Committee on Aviation; Osita Izunaso chairs the Committee on Capital Market, Neda Imasuen (LP, Edo South), Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions; and Aminu Tambuwal chairs the Senate Committee on Housing.

Other committee chairmen announced by Akpabio are: Godiya Akwashiki (SDP, Nasarawa), Air Force Committee, and Abdulfatai Buhari, who chairs the Senate Committee on Aviation.

Also announced are: Establishment, headed by Senator Cyril Fasuyi; Ecology/Climate Change, chaired by Senator Seriake Dickson, representing Bayelsa West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and Jide Ipisagba, who heads Petroleum Downstream.

Other committee chairmen announced by Akpabio include: public accounts, headed by Senator Aliyu Wadada (SDP, Nasarawa); special duties, chaired by Senator Shehu Kaka; and works, headed by Senator Patrick Ndubueze.

Moreover, Senator Solomon Adeola heads the Appropriations Committee, Abiru Tokunbo, Banking; Is a Jibril, Customs, Elisha Abbo,

Culture and Tourism, and Victor Umeh, representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, heads the Senate Committee on Diaspora.

Furthermore, the Committee on Basic Education is headed by Senator Lawal Usman; the Committee on Environment is under Senator Akintunde Yunus; and the Committee on the Federal Capital Territory is chaired by Senator Ibrahim Bomai.

Similarly, while Akpabio named Senator Sani Abubakar the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, he announced Senator Banigo Harry as the head of the Health Committee and Aliyu Wamakko as the Chairman, Local and Foreign Debts Committee.

Also, the former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Daniel Olugbenga, is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Barinada Mpigi heads the Committee on Niger Delta, and Senator Mohammed Monguno heads the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

The Committee on Youths and Sports is chaired by Senator Yemi Adaramodu, who is the current Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, just as the Senator representing the FCT, Ireti Kingigbe, heads the Women Affairs Committee.

Senator Aliyu Bilbis heads the Communications Committee, Asuquo Ekpenyong chairs the Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Mustapha Sabiu chairs the Committee on Agriculture.

Others include:

SENATE COMMITTEE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVT GOALS

COMMITTEE ON FERMA

USAINI BABANGIDA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING INSURANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL INST.

ABIRU ADEYOKUNBO

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ARMY

ABDULAZIZ YARADUA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CUSTOMS, EXCISE, AND TARIFF

ISA JIBRIN

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION NEPAD

SENATE COMMITTEE ON DRUGS AND NARCOTICS

DANKWAMBO IBRAHIM

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION BASIC AND SECONDARY

LAWAN ADAMU USMAN

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY

DIKET PLANG

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

AKINTUNDE YUNUS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS PUBLIC PETITIONS

IMASUEN NEDA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CHARACTER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

ALLWELL IHEANACHO

SENATE COMMITTEE ON GAS

JARIGBE JARIGBE

SENATE COMMITTEE ON UPSTREAM PETROLEUM

ETANG WILLIAMS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT

SADIK UMAR

SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOLID MINERALS

OSITA NGU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TERTIARY EDUCATION AND TETFUND

DANDUTSE MUNTARI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATES AND LOCAL GOVT AFFAIRS

PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH

SENATE COMMITTEE ON OIL AND GAS HOST COMMUNITIES

BENSON AGADAGA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON POLICE AFFAIRS

MAGATAKARDA

WAMMAKO

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ICT CYBER CRIMES

AFOLABI SALISU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INEC

ALI SHARAFADEEN

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIES

FADAHUNSI ANTHONY

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LAND TRANSPORT

ADAMU ALIERO

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL CONTENT

OHERE SADIKU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL IDENTITY AND POPULATION COMMISSION

AHMED NINGI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PLANNING AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

YAHAYA ABDUL

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE

UMAR SHEHU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NIGER DELTA

BARI MPIGI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

MONDAY OGBERU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND BUSINESS

TITUS ZAM

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INFORMATION AND NATIONAL ORIENTATION

EZE EM

COMMITTEE ON SENATE SERVICES

SUNDAY KARIMI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECH.

AMINU IYA ABBAS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL WELFARE AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION

DAVID JIMKUTA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NTER PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

GOJE DANJUMA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON PRIMARY HEALTHCARE DEVT AND DISEASE CONTROL

IBRAHIM LAMIDO

SENATE COMMITTEE ON MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

ADARAMODU ADEYEMI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE

MUSA MADOBI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRIC PRODUCTION SERVICES AND RURAL DEVT

MUSTAFA SALIU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON MARINE TRANSPORT

SANI WASIU

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRIC. COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS

ADENIYI

SENATE COMMITTEE ON NASENI

ONYEWUCHI EZENWA

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT

BARAU JIBRIN

After announcing the Standing Committees and their leaders, the President of the Senate adjourned the Chamber from plenary until September 26th for its annual vacation.

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