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Abbas reshuffles committee chairs after Yusuf Sununu’s ministerial appointment

Abbas reshuffles committee chairs after Yusuf Sununu’s ministerial appointment
August 17
15:23 2023

Tajudeen Abbas, speaker of the house of representatives, has reshuffled some committee chairpersons after the ministerial appointment of Yusuf Sununu, lawmaker from Kebbi state.

On Wednesday, President Bola Tinubu named Sununu as minister of state for education.

On July 27, Abbas announced the names of lawmakers who will chair 134 standing committees in the green chamber.

On Thursday, the speaker announced the reshuffling of committee chairpersons following Sununu’s appointment.


“Following the nomination of some members of the 10th House of Representatives as Hon Ministers by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and void in the leadership of some standing committees of the House, it is my pleasure to announce the appointment of the following lawmakers to fill up the vacant positions,” Abbas said.

He added that the appointments “shall take immediate effect, while the legislative record shall be updated upon resumption of the House from recess”.

Dennis Idahosa, lawmaker from Edo state, will replace Yusuf Sununu as chairman of the committee on healthcare services.


Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo, Akwa Ibom lawmaker, will replace Idahosa as the chairman of electronic and digital banking committee.

Bukar Talba, Borno lawmaker, replaces Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo as chairman of institutional reforms committee.

Pascal Agbodike, lawmaker from Anambra state, takes over as chairperson of hydrological services committee from Mamudu Abdullahi, lawmaker from Niger state, who has been moved to serve as chairperson of the house committee on army.


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