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Saraki dishes out ‘juicy’ committees to opponents



The ‎Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Wednesday, announced the composition of Senate standing committees, conceding what is the Grade A committees which are regarded as ‘juicy’ to those believed to be his opponents in the Red Chamber.

According Saraki’s committees’ composition, his arch opponent in the Senate, who contested the Senate presidency seat with him, Senator Ahmed Lawan, chairs the senate committee on defence, and George Akume chairs the committee on army.

Similarly, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was allotted the media and publicity unit of the Senate to be chaired by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, who was the spokesman of the seventh senate.

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Other head of committees as announced by Saraki include,

Agriculture, Abdullahi Adamu (APC)
Anti corruption, Utazi Godfrey (PDP)
Appropriation, Danjuma Goje (APC)
Aviation, Hope Uzodinma (PDP)
Capital Market, Isiaka Adeleke ‎
Culture and Tourism, Urhoghide Matthew (PDP)
Customs and excise, Adamu Aliero (APC)
Drugs and Narcotics, Joshua Lidani (PDP)
Basic and Secondary Education, Aliyu Wamakko (APC)
FCT, Dino Melaye
‎Finance, John Enoh (PDP)
Foreign Affairs, Monsurat Sunmonu (APC)
Health, Adeyemi Tejuoso (APC)
ICT, Abdulfatai Buhari (APC)
INEC, Abubakar Kyari
Information and National Orientation
Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP)
Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa (APC)
Marine Transport, Ahmed Sani (APC)
Public Procurement, Mohammed Ohiare (APC)
National Identity, Kabiru Marafa (APC),
Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim (APC)
Power, James Manager (PDP)
Privatisation, Ben-Murray Bruce(PDP) ‎
Science and Technology, Robert Boroffice‎ (APC)
States and Local Government, Abubakar Gumel (APC)
Trade and Investment,‎ Fatimat Raji-Rasaki (PDP)
Water Resources, Mohammed Shittu (APC)
Women Affairs, Oluremi Tinubu
Poverty Alleviation, Ali Wakil‎ (APC)

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