Senate yesterday inaugurated seven standing committees, including: Appropriation, Finance, Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Public Accounts, National Security and Intelligence, and Communications.
The UNION reports that a total of 65 standing committees were constituted with their chairmen by the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, last week. Saraki charged the committees’ chairmen to hit the ground running in view of the need to reposition the economy.
The chairmen include: Senator Danjuma Goje for Appropriation, Senator John Enoh for Finance, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim for Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions, Senator Abubakar Kyari for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Andy Uba for Public Accounts, Senator Sha’aba Lafiagi for National Security and Intelligence, and Senator Gilbert Nnaji for Communications. Saraki urged them to be innovative in the discharge of their oversight functions.
He also tasked them on observing ethical standard in the discharge of their duties, adding that any committee member found wanting would be adequately dealt with. “Senate will continue to support the committees particularly in terms of funding. We are also assuring government institutions of readiness to work with them in order to deliver the dividend of democracy to Nigerians,” Saraki said.
-Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja