Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate president has appointed chief victor Umeh, former national chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA), to membership of some committees in the national assembly.
The senate president announced Senator Umeh as member of the following committees.
- Committee on Trade and Investment
- Land Transport
- Petroleum upstream
- Culture and Tourism
- Vice chairman of the committee on Labour and Productivity
Umeh, who briefed journalists after taking oath of office sometime last week, called for the implementation of the 2014 National Conference Report, saying that the report was comprehensive enough to chat a new course for a new Nigeria.
He noted that the report addressed various issues currently causing agitation in the country, including the issue of restructuring which had generated a lot of debate and controversies in the polity.
The politician explained that restructuring was not tantamount to disintegration of the corporate entity called Nigeria, as many people had insinuated but a means of rearranging certain anomalies in the system, so as to end or reduce agitations.
He said that Nigeria could only prosper when all citizens were given equal opportunities and treatment in the affairs of the nation, pointing out that those opposed to restructuring did not want Nigeria to make progress.