Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly during her plenary session today, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 has constituted two ad hoc committees; the Welfare Committee and ‘Committee Selection’ Committee to facilitate continuous legislative business, pending formal inauguration of ‘Standing Committees’ of the House.
The Welfare ad hoc committee comprises ten (10) members of the House with Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Chief Whip of the House as the Chairman. Members of the Committee are; Deputy Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Otuekong Nse Essien, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Uko, Ibesikpo Asutan State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Idongesit Ntekpere, Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Usoro Akpanusoh, Esit Eket/Ibeno State Constituency.
Other members of the Committee includes; Rt. Hon. Mfon Idung, Etim Ekpo/Ika State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Godwin Ekpo, Ibiono Ibom State Constituency, Hon. Okon Frank, Mbo State Constituency, Hon. Dr. (Mrs.) Charity Ido, Ukanafun State Constituency and Hon. (Barr.) Otobong Bob, Nsit Ubium State Constituency.
According to Speaker Bassey’s pronouncement, the Welfare Committee is saddled with the responsiblities of looking into the welfare of members pending the inauguration of Standing Committees of the House.
Similarly, ‘Committee Selection’ Committee is chaired by the Speaker of House, Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey while members are; Rt. Hon. Felicia Bassey, Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Udo Kierian Akpan, House Leader, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Aniefiok Dennis, Deputy Chief Whip, Rt. Hon. Uduak Ududoh, Ikot Abasi/Eastern Obolo State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Mark Esset, Nsit Atai State Constituency and Rt. Hon. Asuquo Udo, Ikono State Constituency.
Meanwhile, the House has adjourned her plenary to reconvene on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by 10:00hrs.