Senate President Godswill Akpabio has named the chairpersons of standing committees of the red chamber.
Akpabio announced the committees and their chairpersons following the conclusion of screening by the upper legislative of the 48 ministerial nominees presented by President Bola Tinubu for confirmation.
The Senate confirmed 45 of the nominees while while it held on to those of Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna, Danlandi Abubakar from Taraba and Stella Okotete (Delta).
The lists of chairpersons of committes as given by Akpabio are Aminu Tambuwal (housing); Adams Oshiomhole and Abdulaziz Yari, ex-governor of Zamfara (water resources).
Others are Ahmad Lawan, former senate president (defence), Godiya Akwashiki (airforce), Buhari Abdul-Fata (aviation); Osita Izunaso (capital Market); Cyril Fasuyi (establishment); Seriake Dickson (ecology/climate change); Jide Ipisagba (petroleum downstream); Aliyu Wadada (public accounts); Shehu Kaka (special duties); Patrick Ndubueze works); Solomon Adeola (appropriations); Musa Sani (finance); Abiru Tokunbo (banking) and Adeyemi Adaramodu (media).
The new chairpersons also included Isa Jubril (customs); Elisha Abbo (culture and tourism); Victor Umeh (diaspora), Lawal Usman (education); Akintunde Yunus (environment); Ibrahim Bomai (FCT), Sani Abubakar (foreign affairs); Banigo Harry (health); Enyinaya Abaribe (power) and Aliyu Wamakko (local and foreign debts).
They also include Adamu Aliero (land transport); Daniel Olugbenga (navy); Barinada Mpigi (Niger Delta); Mohammed Monguno (judiciary); Yemi Adaramodu (youths and sports); Ireti Kingigbe (women affairs); Orji Kalu (privatisation); Mustapha Sabiu (agriculture); Aliyu Bilbis (communications); and Asuquo Ekpenyong (NDDC).
In July, Akpabio appointed some senators to chair special committees in the senate.
The composition of the panels is in line with the senate standing rules, which provide for the establishment of special and standing committees.