Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday, July 21, 2016, reshuffled the leaderships of the Senate’s committees, in what has been described as one of the moves to return peace to the troubled Red Chamber, since June 9, 2015.
Senator Kabiru Marafa, former Chairman of the Committee on National Population was appointed Chairman of the Petroleum (downstream) Committee. Senator Oluremi Tinubu, former Chairman, Committee on Women Affairs was named Chairperson of the Committee on Environment.
Senator Suleiman Hukunyi is now Chairman of the Committee on National Identity. These lawmakers were all outspoken critics of the Saraki-led Senate. Saraki made the announcement shortly before the senate adjourned on Thursday.