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The Finance and Economics Affairs Committee

This committee consists of not less than thirty Members appointed by the Speaker.
  
Functions

  • To scrutinize Government proposals on the Estimates of Expenditure of each Year;
  • To consider Government Bills referred to it by the Speaker;
  • To consider Government proposals, follow up execution of and to deliberate on development progress of national projects and programmes;
  • To evaluate the Private Sector projects and consolidation thereof with the national programmes.
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Constitutional,  Legal Affairs and Governance Committee

This committee consists of not less than four not more than Twelve Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions

  • To consider Government Bill referred to it by the Speaker;
  • To consider and investigate into any breaches of the Constitution as may be referred to it by the Speaker;
  • To revisit all subsidiary legislations and decide whether need arises to make special report to the Assembly on any such subsidiary legislation, if they conflict with principal legislations or for any other ground.
  • In course of such review of any subsidiary laws, the Committee may summon any Officer of the Ministry connected with it to attend a particular meeting, and at the same time, request the Ministry or Department concerned to give account of the related subsidiary legislation in writing.
  • Steering Committee /Standing Orders

 This committee consists of the following members:

The Speaker, who shall be the Chairman; 
The Deputy Speaker; 
The Leader of Government Business in Parliament or his representative; 
The Leader of the opposition in Parliament or his representative; 
The Chairman of Standing Committee; 
The Attorney General
The Clerk of the National Assembly shall be the Secretary of the Committee.

Functions 

  • To advise the Speaker on all matters relating to Parliamentary Business in general, which includes the formulation of rules for simplified business operations of the Assembly or those of any of its Committees where need arises.

Local Government Accounts Committee

This committee consists of not less than eight and not more than twelve Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions:

  • To scrutinize Local Government expenditure, Financial Year Accounts and any other accounts presented to the Assembly as the Committee deems fit;
  • In exercise of its functions of scrutinizing the Government Finance and the report of the Controller and Auditor General, it shall be the duty of this Committee to see that:-
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    • Moneys reflected in the estimates of expenditure are expended as authorized; and
    • Expenditures were duly authorized by appropriate Authority under existing accounting procedure;
  • To scrutinize all such accounts in respect of which inspection is conducted by the Controller and Auditor General under a Presidential directive or any existing law;
  • To scrutinize and consider any report from the Controller and Auditor General where the President directed such audit to be effected;
  • Shall give its opinions as it deems fit after conducting examination on the utilization of supplementary funds allocated for the financial year concerned

  • Public Accounts Committee

 

This Committee consists of not less than eight and not more than twelve Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions

  • To scrutinize Government expenditure, Government Financial Year Accounts and any other accounts presented to the Assembly as the Committee deems fit;
  • In exercise of its functions of scrutinizing the Government Finance and the report of the Controller and Auditor General, it shall be the duty of this Committee to see that:-
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    • Moneys reflected in the estimates of expenditure are expended as authorized; and
    • Expenditures were duly authorized by appropriate Authority under existing accounting procedure;
  • To scrutinize all such accounts in respect of which inspection is conducted by the Controller and Auditor General under a Presidential directive or any existing law;
  • To scrutinize and consider any report from the Controller and Auditor General where the President directed such audit to be effected;
  • Shall give its opinions as it deems fit after conducting examination on the utilization of supplementary funds allocated for the financial year concerned

 Parastatal  Organization Accounts Committee

 

This Committee consists of not less than twelve Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions

  • To scrutinize the accounts relating to existing Parastata1s;
  • To evaluate the economic prosperity of existing Parastatal;
  • To scrutinize in every manner possible, the accounts, projects and other ventures of the Parastatal Corporations;
  • To make follow up of The Formation and Management of the Parastatal

 Foreign Affairs , Defense and Security Committee

This committee consists of Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions

  • To receive reports relating to Foreign Affairs and International Relations;
  • To scrutinize the executions of the Foreign Affairs Policy and render advise;
  • To follow up and deliberate on incidents, conflicts and render advise on appropriate strategy in relation to International Matters.
  • To consider and review the defence and security estimates of expenditure;
  • To consider matters related to Public Defence and National Security
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 Lands, Natural Resources and Environment Committee

This Committee consists of Members appointed by the Speaker.

Functions

  • To consider any matter related to environment and report to the house its findings;