From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has announced the composition and leadership of 24 standing committees.
During plenary in Lafia on Monday, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi named Hon. Hajara Danyaro Ibrahim, the only female lawmaker in the assembly as the Chairman, House committee on Women Affairs.
The speaker also announced Hon. Hudu Hudu, a former journalist with the Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service ( NBS) as the Chairman, House committee on Finance and Appropriation.
According to him, the rules and business committee is to be chaired by Hon Daniel Ogazi while the Judiciary committee chairman is Hon Barr. Esson Mairiga.
He said Public complaints and Petition is to be Chaired by Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba, the Minority Leader of the House while, Hon. Danladi Jatau, the Deputy Majority Leader is to head the committee on Education.
He said : “Hon Mohammed Garba Isimbabi is to chair Youth and Sports while Housing and Environment is to be chaired by Hon Mohammed Adamu Omadefu, the Majority Leader of the House.
“Similarly, SDGs is to be chaired by Hon Onarigu Onah Kana, Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs is to be chaired by Hon Musa Ibrahim Abubakar, NASIEC is to be headed by Hon Jacob Ajegina Kudu.
“Others are, the committee on Works and Transport is to be chaired by Hon Suleiman Yakubu Azara and Information Committee is to be chaired by Hon John Ali.
“The Chairman, House committee on Land is Hon Emmanuel Manding, Hon Solomon Akwashiki is to chair committee on Public Account, Health committee is to be chaired by Hon Larry Ven Bawa, NUDB is to be chaired by Hon Musa Gude.
” Agriculture committee is to be chaired by Hon Dr Peter Akwe, Hon Ovey John is to chair Water Resources while Capital Market, Commerce and Industry is to be chaired by Hon Mohammed Onyaki.
“The House Welfare committee chairman is Hon Aliyu Yusuf Chunbaya, committee on Pilgrims is to be chaired by Hon Ibrahim Aliyu Nana, Projects Monitoring is to be headed by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abel Yakubu Bala and Selection and Appointments is to be chaired by Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House.”
The speaker urged them to discharge their duties without fear or favour as they carry out their oversight functions.
He therefore called them to start preparing for their various oversight functions in order to assess the level of the 2023 budget performance of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).