OrderPaperToday – While many argue that Nigeria’s political redemption is largely in the hands of the youth, Sen. Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo (APC, Adamawa-North), who is the youngest senators, has made such argument untenable.
This is going by the performance he posted on motion and petition sponsorship in the first half of the 9th Senate.
Recall that Abbo was involved in an assault against a woman in 2019 which led to a serious public outrage and call for his recall from the Senate.
Records from the National Assembly reveals that Abbo has sponsored only 1 petition in the first half of the 9th Senate despite the prevailing challenges confronting the ‘youth constituency’ he represents.
Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe (PDP, Adamawa- South), in the period under review, sponsored 2 motions and 1 petition, giving him the edge among his counterparts from the State in the motions and petitions category.
One of his motion was on ‘the need for immediate disaster response by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to communities in Demsa, Numan, Guyuk and Lamurde Local Government of Adamawa State severely affected by flood in 2019.’
He urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) “to immediately implement a response program for the flood disaster that affected various communities in Demsa, Numan, Guyuk and Lamurda Local Government of Adamawa State as per detailed submission already made to (NEMA).”
He further urged the Senate ‘to mandate the Committee on Special Duties; Ecology and Climate Change; and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of (NEMA) in their disaster response activities in 2019’
The only female Senator from the State, Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa-Central), who ranked highest in bills sponsorship sponsored 3 motions in the period under review according to records.
One of her sponsored motion was on “the case of ten Kaduna Patients who went blind after administration of the injection”. She urged the Senate ‘to constitute an ad–hoc committee to carry out a holistic investigation on the use of Avastin Injection for eye treatment and the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to suspend forthwith the use of Avastin Injection by hospital for eye treatment.’
Adamawa Senate team respectively contributed 3.5% and 0.5% of the total motions and petitions sponsored in the Senate in during the period under review.