Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday announced a major shake-up in the Senate Committee Membership. Saraki named Senators who were opposed to his election as Senate President as Chairmen of key Committees. – The spokesman of the Senate Unity Forum Senators, Kabiru Marafa (Zamfara Central) was taken from the Committee on National Identity Card/National Population to head the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream). The Committee was vacated by Senator Uche Ekwunife whose election was nullified by the Appeal Court.
Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano North) oversaw the Committee in the absence of Ekwunife. Another opponent of Saraki, Senator Suleiman Hukunyi, was named the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Identity/national population.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu was redeployed from Women Affairs Committee to Chair the Senate Committee on Environment.