House of Representatives has restricted members from belonging to more than 12 Standing Committees while the minimum constitution of membership of Committees should be 20.
This followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of Standing Orders of the House at plenary on Tuesday.
The House also approved the recommendation of the report that Committee chairman should co-opt a new Member into the Committee without the express authority of the Speaker.
Other amendments adopted by the House include; provisio for emergency sittings, increase of matters of urgent public importance from a minimum of two to three on each plenary dates and constitutional place for parliamentary friendship groups.
Moving for the consideration of the report, Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, Hon. Igariwey Enwo stated that the amendments are to guide the 10th House for its structure and duration.
“The House do consider the Report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of Standing Orders of the House Representatives and approve the recommendations therein,” he stated.