13 June 2019

Nigeria: Senate Sets Up 12-Member Committee to Handle Welfare - Adjourns for Two Weeks

The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary till July 2.

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

Shortly before the adjournment, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, announced a 12-member committee to handle house-keeping issues for the lawmakers.

"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," Mr Lawan said.

Senators in the committee include Abubakar Kyari (Chairman), 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.

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