Senate commences constitution of committees

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, Nigeria

The Senate has commenced the constitution of its Standing Committees to enable it to carry out its functions effectively.

Announcing the commencement of the exercise, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, said at plenary on Tuesday that forms would be distributed to senators to indicate interest in committees they would serve.

Mr. Saraki said that each lawmaker is at liberty to belong to more than one committee, adding that they were free to also make suggestions after studying the forms.

“Senators are advised to fill the forms indicating their interest in belonging to the committees of their choice and it is a maximum of five committees per senator.

“The forms will be distributed by the Clerk. You can also take a look at the form and make your submissions to the leader of the senate,’’ he said.

The rules guiding activities of the committees are contained in the Senate Standing Orders 2015, as Amended.

Order 2(a) (ii) for instance, stipulates that the rules governing the procedures of the committee shall not be inconsistent with the rules of the Senate. (NAN)


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