The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday announced minor changes in the chairmanship of some standing committees.

Dogara said;” the development was sequel to the need to fill some of the existing vacancies in the house.”

He announced the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC-Kano), who was suspended by the House over controversies surrounding his handling of the 2017 Budget, as Chairman, House Committee on Land Transport.

Rep. Emmanuel Oker-Jev (PDP-Benue), who was the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, is now to chair the Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Also, Rep. Edward Pwajok (APC-Plateau) was named as the new Chairman of the Rules and Business Committee.

Rep. Haliru Jika (APC-Bauchi) was moved from Committee on Police Affairs to head the Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation, while Lawal Abubakar (APC-Adamawa) takes over the Police Affairs Committee.

Dogara also announced the Chairman, Committee on FCT Judiciary to be Rep. Dandutse Mutari, while Sadiq Abubakar takes over the Human Rights Committee.

Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (APC-Kaduna) is now to head the House Committee on Solid Minerals.

Rep. Yerima Ahmad (APC-Bauchi) is to chair the Constituency Outreach Committee, while Rep. Mahmood Mohammed (APC-Niger) now takes over the Committee on Housing.

Rep. Aminu Sani was announced as the Chairman, House Committee on National Population.

Appointed as new deputy heads of committees were Reps Ayo Joseph (Special Duties), Tope Olayenu (Army) and Ayo Omidiran (FCT Judiciary).

The house shortly after the minor reshuffle moved for the adjournment of the plenary to Nov. 6.

The motion was unanimously supported by the lawmakers.