During a plenary session on Thursday, Speaker Tajudeen Abbas announced the formation of 134 standing committees in the House of Representatives. Notably, five children of former governors have been appointed as Chairmen of some of these committees.
The selection of committee members adheres to the constitutional provisions and house standing rules, which grant the parliament the authority to conduct oversight on government agencies and programs through these committees, as well as address matters of national significance.
The appointed individuals and their respective committees are as follows:
1. Ibori Suenu, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Delta, will head the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC) committee. His father, James Ibori, served as the governor of Delta State between 1999 and 2007.
2. Mohammed Bello el-Rufai, a lawmaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kaduna, will chair the Banking Regulation committee. He is the son of Nasir el-Rufai, the immediate past governor of Kaduna.
3. Adegboyega Adefarati, affiliated with the APC from Ondo, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Labor, Employment, and Productivity committee. He is the son of the late former governor of Ondo, Adebayo Adefarati, who governed from 1999 to 2003.
4. Olamiju Akala, from Oyo, will lead the Youth in Parliament committee. He is the son of the late Alao Akala, a former governor of Oyo.
5. Olumide Osoba will head the Justice committee. He is the son of Segun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, who held office between 1992 and 2003.
These appointments have been made to facilitate the functioning of the House of Representatives and the effective execution of their oversight responsibilities.
The provided information is intended for general awareness and may not be entirely accurate or up-to-date. The post disclaims any warranties regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the content, services, or graphics on the website. It advises caution when using the information for any purpose.