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Speaker Dogara Changes Heads Of House Committees

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has reshuffled chairpersons of some of the House committees, including a key one.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the speaker named
Abdulmumin Jibrin, former appropriations committee chairman, to head the committee on land transport.

Mr Jibrin, a former ally of the speaker later fell out with him. He was suspended for over one year from the House for accusing the Dogara leadership of manipulating the 2016 budget.

Other new chairpersons of committees are Orker Jev, FCT; Edward Pwajok, Rules and Business; and Muntari Dandutse; FCT Judiciary.