Akpabio Names Natasha, Others As Chairmen Of Senate Committees


Senate President Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, named the Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the various committees in the Red Chamber. The Senate President confirmed the appointment during plenary shortly after announcing new minority leaders in the Senate.

Notable among the appointments is the lawmaker representing Kogi Central, Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, who was appointed as the Chairman of the Local Content Committee and Vice Chairman of the Steel Committee, respectively.

The newly appointed chairmen and vice chairmen are as follows:

  1. Steel – Patrick Udubueze (Chairman), Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan (Vice-chairman)
  2. Tourism – Shuaibu Isa Lau (Chairman), Ireti Kingigbe (Vice-Chairman)
  3. Inter-Parliamentary Affairs – Jimoh Ibrahim (Chairman)
  4. State and Local Government Affairs – Binos Yaroe (Chairman), Francis Fadahunsi (Vice Chairman)
  5. National Atomic and Nuclear Energy – Sahabi Alhaji Yau (Chairman), Mustapha Khalid Ibrahim (Vice Chairman)
  6. Youth and Community Engagement – Yemi Adaramodu (Chairman)
  7. Sport Development – Kawu Sumaila (Chairman), Ned Nwoko (Vice Chairman)
  8. Niger Delta Affairs – Babajide Ipinsagba (Chairman), Rev. Amos Kumai Yohanna (Vice Chairman)
  9. Art, Culture and Creative Economy – Onawo Ogoshi (Chairman), Okechukwu Ezea (Vice Chairman)
  10. Defence – Joel Onowakpo (Vice Chairman)
  11. Petroleum Downstream – Ifeanyi Ubah (Chairman), Babajide Ipinsagba (Vice Chairman)
  12. Solid Minerals Development – Sampson Ekong (Chairman)
  13. Niger Delta Amendment Development Commission -Osita Ngwu (Vice Chairman)
  14. Establishment and Public Services – Sunday Marshall Katung (Vice Chairman)
  15. Housing – Victor Umeh (Vice Chairman).

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