JUST-IN: Akpabio Appoints Adeola, Wadada, Others As Senate C’ttee Chairmen



Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, announced the composition of some Standing Committees for the Senate.

They are Committees on Appropriations, Public Accounts, Ethics and Public Petitions, and Establishment.

Also, the Senate President announced the appointment of Ogun West Senator, Solomon Adeola, as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, while Nasarawa West Senator, Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, is to chair the Senate Public Accounts Committee (SPAC).

LEADERSHIP reports that chairmanship of SPAC is conventionally reserved for opposition lawmakers.

Wadada was elected on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Meanwhile, the Senate President read a letter from President Bola Tinubu addressed to the Senate seeking the confirmation of the appointment of the newly appointed Service Chiefs.

Akpabio said the Service Chiefs would be screened by the Senate in the Committee of the Whole on a yet-to-be fixed date.

Recall that the President had last week similarly asked the House of Representatives to confirm the appointment of the newly appointed Service Chiefs.

The Speaker of the House, Tajudeen Abbas, read the President’s lettet at plenary last Thursday.

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).

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