The Chairman, House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee on Media and Publicity, Mrs Khadija Bukar-Ibrahim says the House Standing Committees will be constituted this month for smooth take off of the House.
Mrs Khadija Bukar-Ibrahim stated this during an interactive session with the Press Corps in Abuja.
According to her, the delay in the composition of the committees is due to pending appointment of members of the body of Principal Officers.
Mrs.Bukar-Ibrahim noted that it was at the discretion of the Speaker to determine who will chair which committee.
” there is a selection committee, headed by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, with members representing each state of the country, who would sit down and work on who would chair which committee as well as the constitution of the committees.
“They wanted to settle the issue of the Leadership first which they have done and the issue of the committees will follow and this will come before September. Before we go on holiday. Because the leadership has been formed now, so they’ll be part and parcel of working out who will chair which committee and the constitution of those committees”. She said.
The lawmaker said offices have already been allocated to all the lawmakers, adding that the renovation project of the permanent chamber would be concluded before the resumption of the annual recess.
Speaking on the Appointment of the Principal Officers, the Chairman Ad-hoc Commitee on Media and Publicity, maintained that all members of the House of Representatives nominated and endorsed all the members of the body of the Principal Officers.