Saraki makes Ndume, others committee chairmen

OrderPaperToday- The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has appointed chairmen for four standing committees and Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno), a former Senate Leader, was appointed the head of the Committee on Establishment.

This followed his resumption from a 90-day legislative suspension given by the chamber for giving “false” reports on Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye.

Senator Ndume reportedly told the committee on Public Petitions to investigate a report suggesting that Saraki evaded paying import duties on his car and started a certificate scandal concerning Senator Melaye. Both accusations did not pan out well for him.

After his resumption, Ndume has been a vocal critic of Saraki’s leadership, supporting the call for his resignation after the President of the Senate defected from the ruling party.

However, in an announcement at the close of plenary, Saraki issued the new positions, appointing Ndume as a head of a committee.

Others who were made chairmen include a newly sworn Senator, Lawal Gusau, for the Committee on Federal Character and Senator Tijani Kaura, who is replacing Senator Abu Ibrahim as the Chairman Committee on Police Affairs.

Finally, Senator Ibrahim was given the Committee on Labour and Productivity to lead.

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