Nigeria’s ‘Gateway State,’ Ogun, has 12 federal lawmakers in the Ninth National Assembly, Here’s a performance scorecard of the nine Members of the House of Representatives and three Senators during their last three years at the federal parliament based on bills sponsored
Representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, the lawmaker has sponsored 24 bills in the period under review (2019 – 2022), including a legislation seeking to establish the Federal University of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Abeokuta.
The two-time governor (2011 – 2019) of the State currently chairs the Senate Committee on Capital Markets. He had previously served in the Senate between 2003 and 2007 before his return to the Legislative chambers in 2019.
Tolulope Akinremi Odebiyi
With 15 bills to his credit in the period under review, he ranks second on the Bills Tally for lawmakers from the State. Bills sponsored by Senator Odebiyi include a piece of legislation seeking a legal framework for the National Institute of Border Studies, Imeko, which has already been passed.
The Ogun West Senator is on the list of lawmakers that won’t be returning to the National Assembly, having lost the Senatorial ticket of his party to Senator Solomon Adeola, currently representing Lagos West.
Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha
The lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District already has seven pieces of legislation in the bag since his election to the federal parliament in 2019.
Bills sponsored by Senator Mustapha include The Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Shagamu (Establishment) Bill, which is already at the Committee Stage.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SCORECARD
Representing Egbado South/Ipokia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, the lawmaker jointly leads bills sponsorship among legislators from Ogun State. In the period under review, he has six bills to his name.
Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka
Like Rep. Lawal, the lawmaker representing Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber has so far sponsored six bills in the last three years.
Adekoya Adesegun Abdulmajid
Representative of Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, the legislator has sponsored five bills since his election to the legislative chamber in 2019.
Jimoh Olaifa Aremu
The lawmaker representing Egbado North/Imeko Afon Federal Constituency in the legislative chamber has, so far, sponsored four bills in the period under review.
Adewumi Oriyomi Onanuga
The lone female lawmaker from the State, she represents Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency and also sponsored four bills in the period under review.
In the period under review (2019 – 2022), the following members of the House of Representatives sponsored two bills each:
- Osunsanya Kolapo Korede representing Ijebu Ode/Odogbolu/ Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency
- Edun Olanrewaju Oladapo representing Abeokuta Federal Constituency
- Ojugbele Jimoh Olusola representing Ado Odo/Ota Federal Constituency
Olumide Babatunde Osoba
The lawmaker representing Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal Constituency is the only federal legislator from the state with just one piece of legislation to his credit.
Ogun State is one of the few states with representatives and Senators in the Ninth National Assembly that have had at least one bill (each) to their credit since 2019.
Editor’s Note: OrderPaper’s appraisal of lawmakers in the core areas of lawmaking is without prejudice to the lawmaker’s performance in the areas of oversight and representation.