Breaking News: Akpabio Reveals Senate Committee Lineup, Appoints Adeola and Wadada as Chairmen
The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday, during a plenary session, disclosed the chairs of some standing committees, such as Appropriations, Public Accounts, Ethics, and Public Petitions and Establishment.
According to Akpabio, Senator Solomon Adeola will head the Appropriations Committee and Senator Ahmed Wadada will lead the Public Accounts Committee.
In the same session, Akpabio read a letter from President Bola Tinubu, who has requested the Senate’s confirmation of recently appointed service chiefs.
The Senate President said these service chiefs will be screened by the entire Senate at a yet-to-be-announced date.
Last week, Tinubu had asked the House of Representatives for similar confirmation, with Speaker Abass Tajudeen reading the President’s request at Thursday’s plenary session.
President Tinubu appointed new service chiefs to replace the previous ones with immediate effect on June 19.
The ousted security chiefs included retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (National Security Adviser), Lucky Irabor (Chief of Defence Staff), Faruk Yahaya (Chief of Army Staff), Awwal Gambo (Chief of Naval Staff), and Isiaka Amao (Chief of Air Staff).
The new appointees include Nuhu Ribadu (National Security Adviser), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa (Chief of Defence Staff), Maj. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja (Chief of Army Staff), Rear Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla (Chief of Naval Staff), and AVM Hassan Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff).
The new office holders have since resumed in an acting capacity awaiting confirmation by the National Assembly.