Suspended Senator Ningi Replaced As Chairman Committee On National Identity and Population Commission

Following the suspension of Senator Abdul Ningi, who represents Yobe East, Senator Mustapha Musa has been appointed as the new chairman of the committee on the National Identity and Population Commission. President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, disclosed this development at the outset of Thursday’s plenary session.

Senator Musa assumed office as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in February 2024, following his triumph in the by-election held by the Independent National Electoral Commission on February 3. His elevation to chairmanship of the committee underscores his growing influence and role within the legislative body.

The appointment of Senator Musa comes in the wake of Ibrahim Geidam’s resignation from the upper chamber. Geidam, who previously chaired the committee, has since transitioned to serve as the current Minister of Police Affairs, leaving a vacancy that Senator Musa now fills.

This transition marks a significant change in leadership within the committee tasked with overseeing matters related to the National Identity and Population Commission. Senator Musa’s background and experience position him to navigate the responsibilities of the role effectively and contribute to the advancement of the commission’s objectives.

As Senator Musa assumes his new position, the Senate anticipates his contributions to shaping policies and initiatives aimed at addressing key issues concerning national identity and population dynamics. His appointment reflects the Senate’s commitment to ensuring competent leadership and effective governance across its committees.