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Akpabio Names Chairmen For Committees

The members of the Selection Committee include Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, APC, representing Ekiti Central and serving as the Senate Majority Leader; Senator Ali Ndume, APC, representing…..

By Meshach Prince, Abuja

The President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has announced the appointment of Chairmen for Special Committees in the 10th Senate. According to the amended Standing Orders of 2022, the President has selected members for the Selection Committee, in which he serves as Chairman. The Deputy Senate President, Senator Jibrin Barau, is the Vice Chairman, and other principal officers from both the majority and minority parties are members.

The members of the Selection Committee include Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, APC, representing Ekiti Central and serving as the Senate Majority Leader; Senator Ali Ndume, APC, representing Borno and serving as the Senate Chief Whip; Senator Dave Umahi, APC, representing Ebonyi South and serving as the Deputy Leader; and Senator Lola Ashiru, APC, representing Kwara South and serving as the Deputy Whip.

Additionally, the committee consists of Senator Simon Davou Mwadkwon, PDP, representing Plateau North and serving as the Senate Minority Leader; Senator Darlington Nwokocha, LP, representing Abia Central and serving as the Minority Whip; Senator Oyewumi Kamorudeen Olarere, PDP, representing Osun West and serving as the Deputy Minority Leader; and Senator Rufai Hanga, NNPP, representing Kano Central and serving as the Deputy Minority Whip.

The Senate President has appointed Senator Tutus Zam, APC, representing Benue North West, as the Chairman of the Rules and Business Committee. Senator Sunday Karimi, APC, representing Kogi West, has been named Chairman of the Senate Services Committee, and Senator Okechukwu Ezea, LP, representing Enugu East, is the Chairman of the Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions Committee. Senator Aliyu Ahmed Wadada, SDP, representing Nasarawa West, has been appointed Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Furthermore, Senator Shehu Umar has been appointed Chairman of the National Security and Intelligence Committee, Senator Garba Maidoki is the Chairman of the Legislative Compliance Committee, and Senator Adeyemi Adaramodu, APC, representing Ekiti, has been named Chairman of the Media and Public Affairs Committee.

In addition, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, APC, representing Ogun West, has been appointed Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, with Senator Ali Ndume, APC, representing Borno South, serving as the Vice Chairman.

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