20 com­mit­tees get chair­men, deputies

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

The Na­tional Con­fer­ence yes­ter­day an­nounced the lead­er­ship of its 20 stand­ing com­mit­tees which are sched­uled to start work on Tues­day.

Five of the most crit­i­cal com­mit­tees have two co-chair­men each, while the re­main­ing 15 each have a chair­man and a deputy.

The co-chair­men of the five com­mit­tees are: for­mer gover­nor of Akwa Ibom state Obong Vic­tor At­tach and for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Ibrahim Coomassie

(de­vo­lu­tion of power); Mo­hammed Umara Ku­malia and re­tired Gen­eral Ike Nwachukwu (po­lit­i­cal re­struc­tur­ing and forms of gov­ern­ments); for­mer Min­is­ter of In­for­ma­tion Prof. Jerry Gana and for­mer Min­is­ter of Fi­nance Chief Olu Falae (pol­i­tics and gov­er­nance); for­mer Se­nate Pres­i­dents Iy­orchia Ayu and Ken Nna­mani (po­lit­i­cal par­ties and elec­toral mat­ters); and Bishop Felix Ajakaiye and Al­haji Nu­rud­deen Lemu (re­li­gion).

Other com­mit­tee chair­men and their deputies are: for­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Muham­madu Gambo Jimeta and for­mer di­rec­tor gen­eral of the State Se­cu­rity Ser­vice (SSS) Chief Al­bert Hors­fall (na­tional se­cu­rity); Se­na­tor

Florence Ita-Giwa and Yadoma Bukar Man­dara (en­vi­ron­ment); Jus­tice G.A. Ogun­tade and Prof. Auwalu Yadudu (law, ju­di­ciary and hu­man rights); Iyom Josephine Anenih and Prof Rukayy­atu Rufa’i (so­cial sec­tor); and Se­na­tor Musa Ad­edeh and As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Ralph Ola Osanaiye (trans­porta­tion).

Oth­ers are: Dr Daniel G. Maddo and High Chief Ray­mond Dokpesi (sci­ence, tech and de­vel­op­ment); Umaru Muham­mad Hade­jia and Mrs I. Idigbe (agri­cul­ture); Mrs Bola Ogun­ri­nade and Issa Aremu (civil so­ci­ety, labour and sports); Engr Ebele O. Okeke and Amb. Adamu Aliyu (pub­lic ser­vice); and Prof. Ibrahim Gam­bari and Amb. Lawrence Ekpebu (for­eign pol­icy and di­as­pora). The re­main­ing com­mit­tees’ chair­men and their

deputies re­tired Gen­eral A.B. Mam­man and Oba Michael Gbadego A. Ad­edeji II (land ten­ure and na­tional bound­aries); Ha­jiya Bola Sha­gaya and Fola Ade­ola (econ­omy, trade and in­vest­ment); for­mer Gover­nor of Oyo state Rashid Ladoja and Engr Suleiman Bello (en­ergy); for­mer Gover­nor of Kebbi state Adamu Aliero and Se­na­tor Azu Ag­boti (pub­lic fi­nance and rev­enue) and HRH Muham­mad Zaiyanu Ab­dul­lahi and Ms Chid­inma Uwa­ju­mogu (im­mi­gra­tion and re­lated mat­ters).

The con­fer­ence chair­man Jus­tice Idris Kutigi an­nounced that the com­mit­tees would be­gin work on Tues­day af­ter Easter break.

He said 10 of the com­mit­tees would be sit­ting at the Na­tional Ju­di­cial In­sti­tute (NJI) com­plex, venue of the con­fer­ence, while the re­main­ing 10 would sit at Sher­a­ton Ho­tel and Tow­ers, Abuja.

Ple­nary ses­sion has been sus­pended un­til the com­mit­tees con­clude their as­sign­ment in three weeks’ time.


Jus­tice Mam­man Nasir speak­ing at the con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.


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