Lawan names Oloriegbe, Sadiq, others as chairmen of Senate Committees

By Balkis Tijani.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan at today’s plenary announced the names of chairmen and deputy chairmen of 69 standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.

Lawan, also adjourned plenary to September 24, as the Senate commenced its annual two-month recess today.

Among those named as Chairmen of Senate Standing Committees were Kwara’s duo of Senator Sadiq Umar (Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business and Vice Chairman Primary Health Care) and Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Chairman, Committee on Health).

Senator Lola Ashiru, also of Kwara State was named as Vice Chairman, Committee on Housing.

Other notable names, include:

Sen. Barau Jibrin (APC, Kano) – Chairman, Appropriation Committee

Sen. Adeola Olamilekan (APC, Lagos) – Chairman, Finance Committee

Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti) – Chairman, Judiciary Committee.

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) – Army

Sen. Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi) – Aviation

Sen. Ibikunle Amosun (APC, Ogun) – Capital Market

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu) – Environment

Sen. Bassey Akpan (PDP, Akwa Ibom) – Petroleum Resources upstream

Others include, Sen. Abubakar Kyari (FCT), Sikiru Oshinowo (Industry), Kashim Shettima (Interior), Teslim Folarin (Local content), Adedayo Adeyeye (Media and Public Affairs), and Mathew Urhoghide (Public Accounts).

More to come…

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