The Speaker House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has approved the establishment of 130 Standing Committees to be announced on Thursday.
Naija News understands that along with the 130, the Speaker also established 24 new Standing Committees.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the 24 newly created Standing Committees include Aviation Technology, Banking & Other Ancillary Institutions, Digital & Electronic Banking: basic Examination Bodies, Health Specialty Care Services, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control.
Others include Committees on Small and Medium Enterprises, Petroleum (Midstream), Muslim Pilgrimage, Christian Pilgrimage, Police Institutions, Shipping Services, Renewable Energy, National Rural Electrification Agency, Science Research Institutions, Science Engineering, University Education, Federal Polytechnics and Higher Technical Education.
The Speaker, during an interactive session with the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Günther, disclosed that Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen of the 130 Standing Committees will be announced on Thursday before the House proceeds on two months recess.
Abbas also approved the other new Standing Committees, namely: Committees on Hydrological Services, Youth in Parliament, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Public Assets, respectively.
This platform learned that the list showed that the Standing Committee on Aviation was split into two: Aviation and Aviation Technology.
The Committee on Banking and Currency was split into three: Banking & Currency, Banking Regulations, and Digital Electronic Banking, respectively.
The Standing Committee on Basic Education and Services was split into two, and he also changed the nomenclature of some Standing Committees.
The other Committees that were retained are Appropriations, Finance, Power, Water Resources, Public Accounts, Aviation, Works, Interior, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Petroleum (Upstream), Petroleum (Downstream), Ecological Fund, Rules & Business, Public Petitions, Ethics & Privileges, Agricultural Colleges & Institutions, Aids, Loans and Debt Management; Gas Resources; Navy, Foreign Affairs; Governmental Affairs; Health Institutions; Industry; Inland Waterways; Host Communities, Niger Delta Ministry, National Security & Intelligence, as well as Human Rights.
Others are Standing Committees on Air Force, Army, Defence, Financial Crime, Environment, Capital Market & Institutions, Climate Change, Disabilities, Delegated Legislations, Telecommunications, Constituency Outreach, Cooperation and Integration in Africa; Civil Society and Development Partners; Housing & Habitat; Internal Security of the National Assembly; Insurance & Actuarial Matters; Legislative Compliance; Lake Chad; Land Transport; Justice; Inter-Parliamentary Affairs; Labour, Employment & Productivity; Legislative Budget & Research; Narcotic Drugs; Internally Displaced Persons & Refugees; Legislative Library & Research & Documentation; as well as Maritime Safety, Education & Administration.
Other Standing Committees retained include Customs & Excise, Culture & Tourism, Diaspora, Judiciary, FCT Judiciary, Federal Character, Electoral Matters, Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Councils & Ancillary Matters; Federal Road Maintenance Agency; Federal Road Safety Commission; National Planning & Economic Development; Pension, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring; North East Development Commission; Political Parties; Public Procurement; Public Service Matters, Privatisation & Commercialisation; Reformatory Institutions; Rural Development; Solid Minerals Development; Special Duties, Sports; Steel, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Treaties, Protocols & Agreements; Women Affairs & Social Development; Youth Development; Safety Standards; Urban Development & Regional Planning.