Abuja - The President of the Senate,
Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, announced that the Senate would commence screening
of newly appointed Service Chiefs during plenary on Thursday.
Saraki, who disclosed this during plenary on the floor of
the upper chamber, urged all serving senators to be in attendance and to be
prompt, adding that the screening would begin at 10 a.m.
The president of the senate further announced the constitution
of the Senate Selection Committee, Rules and Business Committee, Ethics and
Privileges Committee and ad hoc Committee on Publicity.
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According to him, the 18-member Senate Selection Committee,
which is charged with the responsibility of coordinating other committees, is
to be headed by Sen. Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East).
The Rules and Business Committee will be headed by Sen.
Babajide Omoworare (APC Osun East), while Senate Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume, will
be his Deputy as Sen. Kabir Marafa (APC Zamfara Central), Sen. Barnabas Gemade
(APC Benue) and five others are members.
Sen. Samuel Anyanwu (APC Imo east) is to head the 11-member
Ethics and Privileges Committee and he is to be deputised by the Deputy Leader
of the Senate, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’Allah.
Meanwhile, the five-man Ad Hoc Committee on Publicity will
be headed by Sen. Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West), with Sen. Ben Bruce (APC Bayelsa
East) and Sen. Eyinaya Abaribe (PDP Abia South) as members.