Abuja - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara is set to increase the number of standing committees in the House from 89 to 95, reports Daily Trust .
The move is to satisfy lawmakers who helped Dogara become the Speaker on June 9.
Many of the lawmakers who supported Dogara are waiting to be compensated with chairmen and deputy chairmen of committees
Based on the new arrangement, some House committees will be divided into two or three while new ones are to be created.
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For example, the committee on education will now be split into three - primary, secondary and tertiary education, while that on agriculture would be divided into two; mechanized and rudimentary agriculture.
Again, unlike before when House committees were categorized into about five groups, they will now be in only three categories, A, B and C, and each member will be given the opportunity to select two committees to serve on.
If the House decides to retain the N7million quarterly allocation to each committee, the 95 committees under Dogara may end up gulping N2.66 billion annually.
Read more at Daily Trust .
- News 24