Lawan Names Goje, Melaye As Heads Marine Transport, Aviation

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…Constitutes 69 Senate Committees 

Elizabeth Uwandu

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has named former Gombe State Governor, Senator Danjuma Goje the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport while Kogi State lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye becomes the new Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation.

Lawan made the appointment on Tuesday, as he equally reconstituted 69 standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.

Senators Adebayo Osinowo and Bala Na’Allah were appointed to serve as vice-chairmen of the marine transport and aviation committee respectively. 

The Senate President also named the chairmen and vice-chairmen of the reconstituted committees before the Senate adjourned for its annual recess till September 24. 

Senator Francis Alimekhena was named the new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariffs while a retired Assistant Comptroller of Customs turned politician, Senator Francis Fadahunsi will serve as his deputy. 

Abdulfatai Buhari is the chairman of the committee on Land Transport while Nicholas Tofowomo is the vice-chairman. 

The Senate President said with the committees in place, the upper legislative chamber is now “ready to engage the executive on various issues bordering on governance”. 

See the full list of the committees, their chairpersons and vice-chairpersons below: 

1. Agriculture – Abdullahi Adamu, Bima Enagi 

2. Airforce – Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Michael Nnachi 

3. Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes – Suleiman Kwari, Aliyu Wamakko 

4. Appropriation – Barau Jibrin, Stella Oduah 

5. Army – Ali Ndume, Abba Moro

6. Aviation – Dino Melaye, Bala Na’Allah

7. Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions – Uba Sani, Orji Uzor Kalu 

8. Capital Market – Ibikunle Amosun, Binos Yero

9. Communications – Oluremi Tinubu, Ibrahim Bomai  

10. Corporation and Integration in Africa and NEPAD – Chimaroke Nnamani, Yusuf Yusuf  

11. Culture and Tourism – Rochas Okorocha, Ignatius Longjohn 

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