Saraki woos Tin­ubu, Marafa with ‘juicy’ c’ttees

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, yes­ter­day wooed key mem­bers of the Se­nate Unity Fo­rum (SUF), Se­na­tor Oluremi Tin­ubu (APC, La­gos Cen­tral) and Se­na­tor Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zam­fara Cen­tral) with juicy com­mit­tees.

Saraki an­nounced a mi­nor shake-up of 14 of the 65 com­mit­tees at the end of the ple­nary yes­ter­day. He also in­creased the stand­ing com­mit­tees from 65 to 66 as he cre­ated the Leg­isla­tive Com­pli­ance Com­mit­tee.

Tin­ubu moved from Women Af­fairs to En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee.

Marafa, who is the spokesper­son of the SUF, moved from Na­tional Iden­tity and Na­tional Pop­u­la­tion to Pe­tro­leum (Down­stream) Com­mit­tee.

Se­na­tor Suleiman Oth­man Hunkuyi (APC, Kaduna North) moved from Vice Chair­man of Fed­eral Char­ac­ter and In­ter Gov­ern­ment Af­fairs to Chair­man Na­tional Iden­tity Com­mit­tee.

Se­na­tor Adamu Aliero (APC, Kebbi Cen­tral) who was un­til yes­ter­day Chair­man of Cus­toms, Ex­cise & Tar­iff was swapped with Se­na­tor Hope Uzod­inma(PDP, Imo West), the Avi­a­tion Com­mit­tee Chair­man.

Se­na­tor Jib­rin Ba­rau (APC, Kano North) moved from Vice Chair­man Pe­tro­leum (Down­stream) to Chair­man of Ter­tiary In­sti­tu­tions, Se­na­tor Binta Garba Masi (APC, Adamawa North) from Ter­tiary In­sti­tu­tions to Women Af­fairs.

Others are, Se­na­tor Joshua Dariye (PDP, Plateau Cen­tral) Solid Min­er­als to Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment; Se­na­tor James Man­ager (PDP, Delta South) Power to Solid Min­er­als; Se­na­tor Enyin­naya Abaribe (PDP, Abia South) In­for­ma­tion and Na­tional Ori­en­ta­tion to Power and Se­na­tor Adokwe Suleiman took over Abaribe’s for­mer com­mit­tee.

Also, Se­na­tor Baba­jide Omoworare (APC, Osun East) moved from Rules and Busi­ness to the newly cre­ated Leg­isla­tive Com­pli­ance Com­mit­tee; Se­na­tor Baba Kaka Bashir Gar­bai (APC, Borno Cen­tral) was given Omoworare’s com­mit­tee and Se­na­tor Ti­j­jani Kaura (APC, Zam­fara North) now chairs Fed­eral Char­ac­ter Com­mit­tee.

Se­nate mi­nor­ity whip, Philip Aduda (Down­stream Pe­tro­leum), Ovie Omo-Agege (Land Trans­port) and Ahmed Ogembe (Marine Trans­port) were given the Vice Chair­man­ship of com­mit­tees. There had been pres­sure on mem­bers of the SUF who had gone to court over the forg­ing of the se­nate rules to with­draw their case.

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