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Senate Inaugurates 7 Standing Committees‎


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – Senate on Wednesday inaugurated seven standing committees, including: Appropriation, Finance, Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Public Accounts, National Security and Intelligence, and Communications.
A total of 65 standing committees were constituted with their chairmen by the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, last week.
Saraki charged the committees’ chairmen to hit the ground running in view of the need to reposition the economy.
The chairmen include: Senator Danjuma Goje for Appropriation, Senator John Enoh for Finance, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim for Banking, Insurance and other financial institutions, Senator Abubakar Kyari for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Andy Uba for Public Accounts, Senator Sha’aba Lafiagi for National Security and Intelligence, and Senator Gilbert Nnaji for Communications.
Saraki urged them to be innovative in the discharge of their oversight functions.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

He also tasked them on observing ethical standard in the discharge of their duties, adding that any committee member found wanting would be adequately dealt with.
“Senate will continue to support the committees particularly in terms of funding. We are also assuring government institutions of readiness to work with them in order to deliver the dividend of democracy to Nigerians,” Saraki said.
Saraki further said that the Ad hoc Committee on Legislative Agenda would be charged with the responsibility of monitoring the performance of the committees.
“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.
“The Committee on Security should ensure that security agents are adequately catered for to ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. I want to assure Nigerians that the Senate will not relent in its effort to ensure that Nigerians enjoy the dividends of democracy,” he added.

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