Senate To Reshuffle Committees
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has on Thursday, announced that the upper chamber will reshuffle the existing committees.
Saraki, who made the announcement during plenary, said that the exercise would go a long way in assisting the leadership to clean up its committee system.
The Senate currently has a total number of 68 committees.
The clean up according to Dr. Saraki, would be done before the Senate proceeds on its end of session vacation in August, 2017.
Senator Saraki was responding to an observation made by the Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu, to the extent that the structure of committees of the Senate at the moment had become very “unhealthy.”
Senator Ekweremadu drew his observation from the report being presented by the Senate committee on Tertiary Education during which he noted that among the 22 members of the committee only 12 signed the report.
He said that “it was unusual and unwieldy for the Senate to continue to tolerate the development. We must ensure that Senators are placed in the number of committees they can handle.”
In his responds, Senator Saraki said: “I agree with you. We are going to clean it up before we go on recess. We have discussed this at the leadership level and we are going to do something about it to ensure that the right thing is done.”