OrderPaperToday – A deep dive into the data for performance evaluation of the 9th Assembly members shows that Senator Smart Adeyemi made no contribution to the total number of motions and petitions sponsored in the Senate at midterm.
This is in spite of his dramatic contributions to debates in plenary and committee meetings.
Adeyemi, a former journalist with years of legislative experience represents Kogi west in the Senate under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
But he is not alone in the blank performance as other senators from Kogi also scored zero in petitions.
Sen. Jibrin Isah, representing Kogi East senatorial district also under APC, contributed 4 motions to the total motions sponsored in the senate at midterm.
One of the four motions by Isah was on the urgent need for the rehabilitation of communities affected by communal clashes in Basa Local Government Area of Kogi State through provision of residential, educational, health and other facilities.
He urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development “to assist the affected communities with shelters, Education and Health facilities; and equally urged the ministry to provide minimal seed capital for women and youths in the affected communities, to facilitate their various economic activities.”
Similarly, Isah sponsored a motion on the need for expeditious completion of the rail line from Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Otukpo in Benue State.
He urged the Federal Ministry of Transportation to “take immediate steps to complete the construction of the rail line from Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Otukpo in Benue State; and to incorporate the construction of siding rail to Okaba in Amkpa LGA to the backbone rail to ease transportation of coal to the various end-user companies.”
It is worthy of note that the Federal Government has completed the rail line from Itakpe – Ajaokuta in Kogi state to Warri in Delta state.
On his own, Sen. Oseni Yakubu, representing Kogi Central under APC, sponsored only 1 motion. His motion was on the growth of digital technology and the challenge of cybercrime and urgent need to safeguard the future of Nigeria.
He appealed to the Senate “to mandate the committee on ICT and cybercrime to establish strategic engagement with stakeholders with a view to galvanizing a comprehensive and broad-based approach to addressing Nigeria’s digital technology and cyber security crises and safeguarding the present and the future of the country”
On a global scale, Kogi state senators contributed 3.5% to the total motions sponsored in the senate at midterm with no contribution in petitions.