The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Tajudeen Abass, has replaced House of Representatives committee chairmen appointed by President Bola Tinubu as ministers.
The Legal Attorney Blog reports this was contained in a statement personally signed by the speaker on Thursday.
Recall this is coming barely 24 hours after the presidency attached portfolios to their appointments.
BREAKING: Speaker Abass replaces HoR Cttee chairmen appointed by Tinubu as ministers.
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:
1. Hon. Mamudu Abdullahi – (APC, Niger) – Chairman, House Committee on Army
2. Hon. Pascal Agbodike – (APGA, Anambra) – Chairman, House Committee on Hydrological Services
3. Hon. Dennis Idahosa (APC, Edo) – Chairman, House Committee on Healthcare Services
4. Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo (YPP, Akwa Ibom) – Chairman, House Committee on Electronic and Digital Banking
5. Hon. Bukar Talba (APC, Borno) – Chairman, House Committee on Institutional Reforms.
The appointments shall take immediate effect, while the legislative record shall be updated upon resumption of the House from recess.
Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD
Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives.
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