The Senate is set to constitute its standing committees this week. The upper parliamentary chamber, as learnt, will increase the number of its standing committees from 56 in the seventh Senate to about 60.
Speaking in a telephone conversation at the weekend, Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, assured Nigerians that Senate President Bukola Saraki would announce the composition of the committees this week. He said even though the composition process had been tasking, the leadership of the Senate had ensured that it was fair to all.
He also said the Senate leadership had ensured that the composition process was balanced and transparent with a view to ensuring that every interest was adequately taken care of.