Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has appointed Senator Barnabas Gemade as the chairman of the Adhoc Committee on Ecological Disasters and Bad Roads.
Gemade is one of the leaders of the Senate Unity Forum, a group of senators opposed to the emergence of Saraki as Senate president.
The appointment followed the adoption of two motions on the state of disrepair of some major roads in Akwa Ibom State and landslide in parts of Isiukwuato and Arochukwu Local government Area of Abia State.
Other members of the committee are Senators Athanasius Achonu (PDP Imo North), Bassey Akpan (PDP- Akwa Ibom North East), Mohammed Shittu (APC- Jigawa North East), Olarenwaju Tejuosho (APC-Ogun Central), Barau Jibrin (APC Kano North).
Others are Senators Matthew Urhoghide (PDP- Edo South), David Umaru (APC-Niger East), Uche Ekwunife (PDP Anambra Central), Mohammed Hassan (APC-Yobe South), Binta Masi (APC- Adamawa North) and Donald Alasoadura (APC-Ondo Central).
The committee is expected to present its report to the Senate within two weeks.