The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, will on Thursday, July 27, unveil committees and their chairmen to run the legislative agenda of the 10th Assembly.
Recall that Abbas had on June 15 announced the constitution of seven special committees, while the House of Representatives currently has 89 standing committees.
However, some of the lawmakers who were already appointed to the special committee, are lobbying to get a more juice committee.
The special committee include Internal Security Committee, Selection Committee, the Media Committee, Legislative Agenda, Rules and Business, Welfare and Ethics and Privileges Committee.
Speaking with Vanguard on the announcement of the committee, an anonymous source said the speaker would officially announce the name of committees and their chairmen on July 27.
He said: “The committee will come out on July 27, that is when the speaker will announce the committees.”
Also, members are to receive their official cars would enable them to carry out their legislative work and oversight function once the standing committees are constituted.
Speaking about the official cars in a chat with the news platform, a lawmaker who does not want to be named said the car when it finally arrived would be for committee work.
He said: “Every member belongs to a committee, so those are official cars, those are cars the committee will use to work for oversight.
“There is a lot of digging the media need to do because, at the end of the term, we pay for these cars.
“Most time, if you want you pay, you buy on auction, and if you don’t want you return the cars.
The lawmaker said contrary to insinuation.
“We pay for some of these items, when they brought the invoice for me I rejected some of the items because there are things I don’t need.”