The Senator representing Delta South Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, has been named as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity and member of 13 other Senate Committees by His Excellency, Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio CON, the President of the Nigerian Senate.
The Senate President announced Sen Joel-Onowakpo as the Vice Chairman on Monday, 7th August, 2023, before the Senate went on recess in the Committee that has Sen. Diket Plang as Chairman.
Sen Joel-Onowakpo, while expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to serve, thanked the leadership of the 10th Senate on his appoinment, saying that he will contribute his quota to ensure that Nigerians get the best from agencies and institutions of government.
“I am most delighted and grateful to the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Sen Godswill Obot Akpabio CON, the Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency, Sen. Barau Ibrahim Jibrin CON and the Senate Leadership led by Sen (Dr.) Michael Opeyemi Bamidele CON, for this privilege to serve,” Sen. Joel-Onowakpo stated.
He seized the opportunity to assure members of his Senatorial District, Deltans and Nigerians at large of his unalloyed commitment to serve the Committee and the country to the best of his ability, as he called on Nigerians to continue to pray for the 10th NASS to make laws that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
Meanwhile, in a letter duly signed by the Senate Leader, Sen (Dr.) Michael Opeyemi Bamidele CON, and addressed to Sen Joel-Onowakpo, the Senate President also named the Delta South Senator as a member of thirteen other Standing Committees.
The Committees includes, Establishment & Public Services, Housing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agriculture Production, Services & Rural Development, Gas,Upstream Petroleum and Police Affairs.
Others are, Locall Content, Navy, Social Welfare & Poverty Alleviation, Information & National Orientation, Science & Technology
and Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)