By Ikenna Asomba

After several months of lobbying and horse-trading, the tension which before now gripped members of the upper legislative chamber, over who gets what in the committees to oversee various ministries, departments and agencies of government, seems to have been doused.

This came as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday named the chairmen and deputy chairmen of the 65 committees to oversee various ministries, departments and agencies of government.


While members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are to chair 41 committees, members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to chair 24 committees.

Below is the full list of chairmen and deputy chairmen to oversee various ministries, departments and agencies of government, particularly, as soon as the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari gets on track.

1.Committee on Rules & Business
Babajide Omoworare
Ali Ndume

2.Senate Services Committee
Ibrahim Gobir
Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi

3.Committee on Ethics & Privileges
Samuel Anyanwu
Bala Ibn Na’allah

4. Committee on Public Accounts
Andy Uba
Gbolahan Dada

5.Committee on National Security & Intelligence
Shaaba Lafiagi
David Jonah Jang


6.Committee on Agriculture
Abdullahi Adamu
Theodore A. Orji

7.Committee on Air Force
Duro Samuel Faseyi
Ali Wakili

8.Committee on Army
George Akume
Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba

9.Committee on Anti – Corruption & Financial Crimes
Godfrey Chukwuka Utazi
Sani Mustapha

10.Committee on Appropriations
Danjuma Goje
Sunny Ogbuoji

11.Committee on Aviation
Hope Uzodinma
Bala Ibn Na’allah

12.Committee on Banking, Insurance & Other Financial Institutions
Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim
Achonu Nneji

13.Committee on Capital Market
Isiaka Adeleke
Ogola Foster

14.Committee on Communications
Gilbert Nnaji
Solomon Adeola Olamilekan

15.Committee on Cooperation & Integration in Africa & NEPAD
Abubakar Sani Danladi
Baba Kaka Garba

16.Committee on Culture & Tourism
Matthew Urhoghide
Abubakar A. M.

17.Committee on Customs, Excise & Tariff
Adamu Aliero
Samuel Anyanwu

18.Committee on Defence
Ahmad Lawan
Jeremiah Useni

19.Committee on Diaspora & Civil Societies
Rose Oko

20.Committee on Drugs & Narcotics
Joshua Lidani
Phillip Gyunka

21.Committee on Downstream Petroleum
Uche Ekwunife
Jibrin Barau

22.Committee on Ecology & Climate Change
Bukar Abba Ibrahim
Achonu Nneji

23.Committee on Education (Basic & Secondary)
Aliyu Wamakko
Rose Oko

24.Committee on Employment, Labour & Productivity
Suleiman Nazif

25.Committee on Environment
Olaka Johnson Nwogu
Oluremi Tinubu

26.Committee on Establishment & Public Service
Emmanuel Paulker
Suleiman Nazif

27.Committee on Committee on Federal Capital Territory
Dino Melaye
Mohammed Hassan

28.Committee on Federal Character & Inter Governmental Affairs
Salihu Hussain Egye
Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi

29.Committee on Finance
John Owan Enoh
Umaru Ibrahim Kurfi

30.Committee on Foreign Affairs
Munsurat Sunmonu
Shehu Sani

31.Committee on Gas
Bassey Albert Akpan
Abubakar Ahmadu Moallahyidi

32.Committee on Health
Lanre Tejuosho
Matthew Uroghdide

33.Committee on Housing
Barnabas Gemade
Francis Alimikhene

34.Committee on I.C.T & Cybercrime
Buhari Abdulfatai
Ogola Foster

35.Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission
Abubakar Kyari
Olusola Adeyeye

36.Committee on Information & National Orientation
Enyinnaya Abaribe
Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba

37.Committee on Interior
Georgeb Sekibo
Bayero Usman Nafada

38.Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs
Bayero Usman Nafada

39.Committee on Industry
Sam Egwu
Buhari Abdulfatai

40.Committee on Judiciary Human Rights & Legal Matters
David Umaru
Godswill Akpabio

41.Committee on Land Transport
Olugbenga Ashafa
Phillip Aduda

42.Committee on Local & Foreign Debts
Shehu Sani
Phillip Gyunka

43.Committee on Marine Transport
Ahmed Rufai Sani
Ighoyota Amori

44.Committee on Media & Public Affairs
Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi
Murray Bruce

45.Committee on Public Procurement
Abdulsalami Ohiare
Joshua Dariye

46.Committee on National Identity & National Population
Marafa Kabir
Abubakar Sani Danladi

47.Committee on National Planning & Economic Affairs
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
Yele Omogunwa

48.Committee on Navy
Isa Hamma Misau
Osinachukwu Ideozu

49.Committee on Niger Delta
Peter Nwaboshi
Abubakar Abdulrahman

50.Committee on Police Affairs
Abu Ibrahim
Stella Oduah

51.Committee on Power
James Manager
Bukar Mustapha

52.Committee on Primary Health Care & Communicable Diseases
Mao Ohuabunwa
Nelson Efiong

53.Committee on Privatisation
Ben Murray Bruce
Abdullahi Yahaya

54.Committee on Science & Technology
Robert Ajayi Boroffice
Marafi Bashir

55.Committee on Solid Minerals
Joshua Dariye
Rilwan Adesoji

56.Committee on Special Duties
Murtala Nyako
Sunny Ogbuoji

57.Committee on Sports
Obinna Joseph Ogba
Marafa Kabir

58.Committee on States & Local Government
Abdullahi Gumel
Kashamu Buruji

59.Committee on Tertiary Institutions & TETFUND
Binta Masi Garba
Tijjani Yahaya Kaura

60.Committee on Trade & Investment
Fatimat Olufunke Raji Rasaki
Sabo Mohammed

61.Committee on Upstream Petroleum
Donald Omotayo Alaosaodura
Bassey Gershom

62.Committee on Water Resources
Mohammed Ubali Shittu
Emmanuel Bwacha

63.Committee on Women Affairs
Oluremi Tinubu
Stella Oduah

64.Committee on Works
Kabiru Gaya
Clifford Ordia

65.Committee on Poverty Alleviation & Social Welfare
Ali Wakili


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