Senate sets up 12-member committee to handle welfare; adjourns for two weeks – Independent Observers

Senate sets up 12-member committee to handle welfare; adjourns for two weeks

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By Andy Chukwu

The Nigerian Senate has set up a 12-member committee to handle house-keeping issues for the lawmakers. It is headed by Senator Abubakar Kyari.

Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, who announced the committee said it has two weeks to complete its assignment.

“The Senate will set up an ad-hoc committee to work with management of the National Assembly for the allocation of our seats in the Senate and allocation of offices as well. It has two weeks to complete its assignment,” Lawan said.

Other senators in the committee include Aisha Modibo, Gabriel Suswam, Sabi Abdullahi, Betty Apiafi, Bassey Akpan, and Jibrin Barau.

Others are Ibrahim Gobir, Nicholas Tofowomo, Adeola Olamilekan, Chukwuka Utazi, and Stella Oduah.

Following the composition of the committee, the Senate later adjourned its plenary till July 2.

The adjournment follows a motion moved by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday.

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