President of the Senate announces list of principal officers

Sen. Ahmed Lawan, President of Nigeria's Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced the list of principal officers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the ninth Senate.

Lawan, at the resumption of plenary, named Senator Abdullahi Yahaya as Senate Leader and Ajayi Boroffice as his deputy.

Orji Uzor Kalu was announced as the Chief Whip while Abdullahi Sabi is the Deputy Chief Whip.

Similarly, the Senate President announced Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe as the Minority Leader and Phillip Aduda as Minority Whip.

Emmanuel Bwacha is the deputy minority leader while Sahabi Yau is the Deputy Minority Whip.

The Senate has also constituted an ad hoc committee to prepare its legislative agenda within two weeks.

Shortly after reading the two letters, the President of the Senate directed the Sergeant-at-Arm of the Senate to take the principal officers to occupy their seats.

In his acceptance remark, the new Senate Majority Leader, Yahaya said that he would not disappoint his colleagues.

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