Adeyemi replaces Melaye as senate committee chairman on aviation

*Adeyemi, Melaye

The senate president, Mr. Ahmad Lawan on Friday named a representative of Kogi West senatorial district, Mr. Smart Adeyemi of the All ProgressivesCongress (APC) as the chairman of the committee on aviation.
Adeyemi succeeds Mr. Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whom he defeated at the November 16 rerun senarorial poll in the state.
The senaate president also announced Mr. Ibrahim Danbaba as the vice chairman of the committee on police affairs.
He will take over from Abubakar Tambuwal.
Thereafter, the senate which held a special plenary to pass the N273.255 billiomn Federal Capital Territory 2020 budget, adjourned till January 28, 2020.
The Senate would have adjourned yesterday but shelved the plenary in honour of the late enator representing Imo North Senatorial district, Mr. Benjamin Uwajumogu.
Earlier, Lawan had urged colleagues to come prepared and ready for work in 2020.
He said the senate will treat critical issues like the petroleum industry bill, constitutional amendment and electoral reforms.
Besides, he urged Nigerians who “feel strongly about any issue”, to come to the National Assembly instead of staying somewhere to complain.
“The National Assembly is here and available for people to come with their bills and of course, suggestions or ideas on how to make the electoral process better and sanitised,” he said.


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