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Dogara rules out committee chairman for some Reps

12 August 2015, 18:21

Abuja - Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has ruled out the possibility of every member of the House becoming either chairman or deputy chairman of standing committees of the House, reports New Telegraph.

There are about 94 committees in the House while members in the House are 360.

Dogara, who spoke on Tuesday when the Rivers State caucus of the House paid him a courtesy call, noted that all members cannot be appointed as heads of committees.

Also read: Lawmakers begin lobby for juicy committees

The caucus had pleaded with the Speaker to consider members of the caucus for positions as chairmen of committees.

Dogara, however, assured all lawmakers that the leadership of the House will be fair to all in the allocation of committee’ chairmen and deputies.

He noted that every state and every zone will be adequately represented in the exercise.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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