Hall of Fame: “Why National Assembly takes OrderPaper seriously” – Rep Nwawuba

Sharon EboesomiMay 8, 20234 min

Foremost Parliamentary Monitoring Organisation (PMO), OrderPaper receives accolades for providing various opportunities for discussions and exchange of ideas around nation-building.


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The Member representing Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Henry Nwawuba, has applauded OrderPaper Nigeria for its capacity to draw citizens closer to the legislature.

Speaking at an event put together by OrderPaper, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker noted that the National Assembly holds the parliamentary monitoring organisation (PMO) in high esteem, especially for its efforts at creating a variety of platforms where people can share and exchange ideas in order to develop the nation at large.

“It is always a delight to honour any invitation from OrderPaper because we take OrderPaper seriously. They have proven to be a partner in the progress and development of the legislature; providing various opportunities, platforms, fora for discussions, and exchange of ideas to move the nation forward.” 


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This commendation forms part of the numerous accolades that the media cum civil society organisation continue to receive for its contributions towards strengthening the institution of parliament and promoting better service delivery in the National Assembly. Similar commendations came on the heels of an announcement of Semi-Finalists for consideration and possible induction into Nigeria’s first-ever Most Valuable Parliamentarian (MVP) Hall of Fame; an initiative of OrderPaper in collaboration with a host of partners. 

A female Senator, two Principal Officers, two Presiding Officers and a number of first-term lawmakers across party lines from both the Senate and House of Representatives are among the shortlist of Semi finalists announced by the organisers as a prelude to the induction of a distinct class of performance-driven, excellence-inspired and public-spirited legislators.

The process started with an independent, thorough and unprecedented data-driven annual performance appraisal of the 469-member Ninth National Assembly at its first anniversary in 2020. It moved up to a recognition ceremony for 55 nominees who performed exceptionally as of the midterm of the federal parliament in June 2021. Notably, Rep. Nwawuba was among the 55 lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly that were recognised at the event for their performance in the parliament’s first two years.

“The annual appraisals focused exclusively on the core legislative function of law-making, and consideration for the MVP nomination and subsequent shortlisting essentially applied the Value, Impact, and Productivity criteria in rating those shortlisted contributions,” OrderPaper noted in a previous statement on the inititative.


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The semi-final shortlist was thereafter determined at the completion of the Third-year appraisal in 2022, leading to the nomination of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Surulere I, Federal Constituency, Lagos),  Samuel Ifeanyi Onuigbo (APC, Umuahia North/Umuahia South, Federal Constituency, Abia), Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central Senatorial District), Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah (YPP, Anambra South Senatorial District) among others for possible induction into the MVP Hall of Fame.

According to the organisers, with the assistance of an MVP Panel of Experts (MPEs) drawn from parliamentary think tanks, the academia, media, civil society, and the private sector, these Semifinalists will be subjected to a rigorous points-based scoring system to arrive at the eventual inductees into the Hall of Fame.


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Sharon Eboesomi

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