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Lawan rejigs Senate standing committees

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, named a former Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (PDP Kebbi), as the new chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and…

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, named a former Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (PDP Kebbi), as the new chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. 

The position became vacant following the exit of Senator Abdullahi Adamu from the Senate, who is now the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

 Lawan also named Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC, Kogi) as the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), a position he held during the 7th and 8th Senate. 

 Adeyemi was the chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation prior to his new appointment. 

 Also, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti South) has been appointed to chair, the Senate Committee on Aviation.

The former Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Ibrahim Danbaba (APC, Sokoto) is now to chair the Senate Committee on Security and Intelligence while Senator Michael Nnachi (PDP, Ebonyi) was named the chair of the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Inter-Governmental Affairs.