Senate President Godswill Akpabio has announced the Appropriations, Public Accounts, Ethics, Public Petitions and Establishment standing committees.
He revealed this at Tuesday’s plenary, adding that Senator Ahmed Wadada will chair the Public Accounts Committee, while Senator Solomon Adeola would chair the Appropriations Committee.
According to his announcement, the following lawmakers will chair Standing Committees of the Senate:
Committee on Rules and Business
Chairman – Sen. Titus Zam
Vice Chairman – Sen. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele
Committee on Senate Services
Chairman – Sen. Sunday Steve Karimi
Vice Chairman – Williams Eteng Jonah
Committee on Ethics, Code of Conduct and Public Petitions
Chairman – Sen. Okechukwu Ezea
Vice Chairman – Kareem Ibrahim
Committee on Public Account
Chairman – Sen. Aliyu Wadada Ahmed
Vice Chairman – Sen.Onyeka Peter Nwebonyi
Committee on National Security and Intelligence
Sen. Shehu Umar
Sen. Asuquo Ekpeyong
Committee on Legislative Compliance
Chairman – Sen. Garba Musa Maidoki
Vice Chairman – Ede Dafionon
Committee on Media
Chairman – Sen. Adaramodu Adeyemi Raphael
Vice Chairman – Sen. Salisu Shuaibu Afolabi
Committee on Appropriation
Chairman – Adeola Soloman Olamilekan
Vice Chairman – Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume
Additionally, the Senate President delivered a letter from President Bola Tinubu asking the Senate to confirm recently appointed service chiefs.
He announced that the service chiefs would be screened by the entire senate in the senate chamber at a later date.
Similar requests for confirmation of the recently appointed service heads were made by the President to the House of Representatives last week.
At the beginning of the Thursday plenary session, Speaker Abass Tajudeen read the President’s letter.
In a bid to form a formidable force to tackle insecurity, Tinubu had on June 19, replaced all service chiefs with immediate effect.
Those replaced include retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (National Security Adviser), Lucky Irabor (Chief of Defence Staff), Faruk Yahaya (Chief of Army Staff), Awwal Gambo (Chief of Naval Staff), and Isiaka Amao (Chief of Air Staff).
The new appointees include Nuhu Ribadu (National Security Adviser), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa (Chief of Defence Staff), Maj. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla (Chief of Naval Staff), and AVM Hassan Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff).
As they wait for National Assembly confirmation, the new office holders have subsequently resumed in an acting capacity.