Saraki inaugurates seven standing committees

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Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Wednesday inaugurated seven standing committee

of the upper chamber.

The committees inaugurated and their chairmen

are: Appropriation- Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe

Central), Finance –John Enoh (PDP-Rivers Central),

Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions-

Rafiu Ibrahim (APC-Kwara North),

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

– Abubakar Kyari (APC-Borno North).

Others are: Committees on Public Accounts-Andy

Uba (PDP- Anambra South), National Security and

Intelligence-Sha’aba Lafiagi (APC-Kwara North),

Communications-Gilbert Nnaji (PDP-Enugu East).

Saraki asked the committees to hit the ground

running in view of the need to reposition the


He also urged them to be innovative in the

discharge of their oversight functions.

The Senate President tasked them on observing

ethical standard in the discharge of their duties.

He threatened to deal with any committee found

wanting in the discharge of its functions.

He said, “Senate will continue to support the

committees particularly in terms of funding. We

are also assuring government institutions of

our readiness to work with them in order to deliver

the dividend of democracy to Nigerians.”

Saraki said that the Ad hoc Committee on

Legislative Agenda would be charged with the

responsibility of monitoring the performance of

the committees.

He added, “INEC committee should ensure that the

gains of democracy are not eroded. They must

ensure that there is improvement in our elections

moving forward.

“For the Finance Committee, Nigerians are

expecting us to lead the fight against financial

recklessness and block leakages.”

He said that the committee on Security should

ensure that security agents are adequately catered

for to ensure that the mistakes of the past are not


Saraki assured that the senate would not relent in

its effort to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed the

dividend of democracy.



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