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Senate adjourns plenary until Sept 26, constitutes standing committees



The Senate President Godswill Akpabio unveiled the formidable lineup of standing committees.

The nation watched in anticipation as this revelation followed swiftly on the heels of the confirmation of ministerial nominees. The corridors of power buzzed with whispers as the dark of night descended, setting the stage for a remarkable unveiling.

Among the luminaries leading these committees were notable figures like Senators Solomon Adeola, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Abdulaziz Yari, and the former Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. They stand at the helm of pivotal committees that wield the reins of Appropriations, Power, Water, and Defense, commanding attention and shaping the nation’s trajectory.

Akpabio’s voice echoed through the Senate chambers, his words echoing like a clarion call for action. As the clock struck midnight, he summoned the senators to rise to the occasion, seizing their appointment letters from the Senate leader. It was an electrifying moment, a declaration of intent that sent ripples through the political landscape.

But the spotlight didn’t waver; it cast its glow on other luminaries as well. Buhari Abdulfatai took command of the Aviation committee, while Osita Izunaso steered the ship of the Capital Market. Seriake Dickson assumed control of the Ecology and Climatic Change committee, while Aminu Tambuwal took charge of the Housing committee. Adams Oshiomole, a force to be reckoned with, led the Interior committee, while Aliyu Wada helmed the Public Accounts ship.

The committees’ dominion spread like wildfire, engulfing fields from Works to Finance. Patric Ndubueze navigated the Works committee, Usain Babangida led FERMA, and Musa Sani orchestrated the Finance committee’s symphony.

The political landscape shifted as Abiru Adetokunbo presided over the Agric Insurance and Financial Institutions committee, and Abdulaziz Yar’adua took the helm of the INEC committee.

A tapestry of power and intrigue unfolded as Isa Jubril took control of the Customs, Exercise, and Tariff committee, Yau ‘Shaibu seized Cooperation Integration in Africa and NEPAD, Elisa Abboh captivated the Culture and Tourism realm, and Victor Umeh led the Diaspora and NGO committee.

The fierce battle against narcotics and drugs fell under the watchful eye of Ibrahim Dankwambo, while the Gas committee was ignited by Jaribe Agom. The gavel of justice resonated as Mohammed Monguno presided over the Judiciary committee, and the empowerment of women surged with Ireti Kingibe leading the Women Affairs committee.

As dawn broke, the land transport landscape found a shepherd in Adamu Alero, and the Senate adjourned with an air of anticipation. The curtain had fallen on this act, as senators embarked on their annual recess, fueled by the energy of their new roles.

But this is not the end; it’s the beginning of an era, an epoch where committees hold the power to shape destinies. Mark your calendars for September 26, the day when the Senate will reconvene, setting the stage for more political theatrics, power plays, and unforeseen twists.

Kingsley Okoye

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