He said the move was designed to strengthen the red chamber and ensure that proper oversight functions were carried out.
The Senate Committee on Trade and Investments now has Senator Sabo Mohammed as the Chairman, while Senator Andy Uba (Anambra-South), who was Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts, was redeployed to Committee on Interior.
Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo-South) was moved from Committee on Culture and Tourism to Committee on Public Accounts, while Senator Fatimah Raji-Rasaki (Ekiti-Central), who was Chairman of Committee on Trade and Investments, is now Chairman of Culture and Tourism.
Committee on Local Content now has Senator Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos-West) as Chairman, while Senator Stella Oduah is now Chairman of Committee Cooperation and Integration.
Senator Mustapha Bukar was appointed Chairman of Committee on Capital Market.
Also, vice chairmen of committees were also affected in the reshuffle. Committee on Trade and Investments now has Senator Mohammed Sani Mustapha as Vice Chiarman, while Senator Ademola Adeleke succeeded Adeola as Vice Chairman of Committee on Communications.
The Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was named Vice Chairman of Committee on Local Content.
Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters now has Senator Babajide Omoworare as Vice Chairman.