Have you heard the last news from Nigerian Senate? Who got new posts and why did it happen? Learn more about it in this article!
There is some exciting news from the senate. The committees’ leaderships were changed by Saraki, the president of the Senate. Marafa got a new post of the Petroleum Committee chairman.
His last position was the Committee on National Population chairman.
However, Marafa was not the only one who switched his position. Oluremi Tinubu can be called the Committee on Environment chairman. On his last post he was more focused on the women’s problems.
This news was announced right before the meeting of a Senate last week.
The Committee on National Identity also has a new leader right now - Suleiman Hukunyi.
The members of the senate found this replacement necessary to make their work more productive and to avoid the conflicts that occurred quite frequently.
Impeachment of the President?
Even though Saraki has become the Senate President quite recently there is a rumour that the other members of the Senate are dissatisfied with his quality of work.
After one of their usual meetings they got together and discussed the possibility of the impeachment of Saraki. The votes were split 50/50 so there was no actual decision made.
Moreover, the president himself didn’t know anything about the conversation that the other senators had.
They also tried not to reveal their identities so that Saraki didn’t find out who would be willing to see him as a former president. The journalists were not allowed inside.
Senators of Nigeria and their phone numbers
- ABIA SEN. THEODORE ORJI CENTRAL POP NEW 07082800000
- ABIA SEN.ENYINN’AYA ABARIBE SOUTH PDP RETURNED 08033129452 07055090282
- A/IBOM SEN.BASSEY ALBERT AKPAN NORTH PDP NEW 08093083312
- A/IBOM SEN.GODSWILL AKPABIO WEST PDP NEW 09029999909
- A/1BOM SEN.NELSON EFFIONG SOUTH PDP NEW 08023572605
- ANAMBRA UCHE EKWUNIFE CENTRAL PDP NEW 08037620002
- ANAMBRA SEN.ANDY UBA SOUTH PDP RETURNED 08057733333
- ANAMBRA SEN.STELLA ODUAH NORTH PDP NEW 07056000600
- BAYELSA BEN MURRAY-BRUCE EAST PDP NEW 08070705050
The President of the Senator was elected in 2015 and still holds his position. He has already made a lot for Nigeria. As for his former job, he was the leader of the Kwara State for 8 years.
At first he was representing his state in the senate but few years later he was finally chosen to be a president.
Saraki has always been a very active Nigerian politician who is trying to do all he can to improve the situation in the country.
As for his past, he was a part of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) but right now he supports the All Progressives Congress.
Saraki is 53 years old right now. His family is also not the ordinary one. His father also worked as a senator and even a leader of the senate.
The names of his parents are Olusola Saraki and Florence Morenike Saraki. Throughout his life he has done several studies in different institutions.
At first he stayed in Lagos but later he moved to London to get the other diploma in the Cheltenham College.
After that Saraki decided that he would study medicine and biology in London and therefore, stayed there.
For a while he worked as a doctor and leader of the company but everything changed and he decided to dedicate his life and career to helping his motherland, Nigeria by being a politician.
Thirteen years ago he started his career as a politician by running for the leader of Kwara State as a representative of the People’s Democratic Party.
It was very successful so when it was time for another election he still got the most votes and a chance to serve one more term. He made a lot of difference when he was the leader of Kwara State.
The level of the healthcare, education and agriculture has increased and the population was really thankful. The development of farming was also a very important step forward.
There appeared more opportunities for farmers to extend their business. According to the other businessmen working with him he is a man of his word and a really responsible person.
Few years ago Saraki also decided to make an international impact and joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves which means that he became a part of the global market.
He supported the idea of producing clean fuels which is very important for the environment.
As for the marital status, he is married to Toyin Saraki and has 4 kids.
His impact in Nigerian agriculture
The huge amount of reforms was made by Saraki in the field of agriculture. He made it possible for farmers to do international trade and provided them with the necessary equipment to make things easier for them.
His programme was made to make farmers work faster and better and it actually helped. The progress that was made during his leadership is hard to put into words.
They have made really nice deals with the Zimbabwean farming businessmen and both sides benefited a lot.
The programme of Saraki has increased the quality of the work of the farmers and created a friendlier atmosphere.
At first the difference could only be seen in Kwara State but as the time passed the whole country could feel how better farming industry has become.
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