OrderPaperToday – The three senators from Ondo State have so far sponsored a total of 23 bills compared to 15 by nine members of the House of Representatives.
This brings the state’s bills aggregate to 38.
Sen. Akinyelure Patrick Ayo (PDP, Ondo North) sets the pace with 10 bills, 4 of which were from his first year in the 9th Assembly.
He is followed closely by first time legislator Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo (PDP, Ondo South) with a total of 8 bills, 6 of which have only been read the first time.
Sen. Borofice Robert Ajayi (APC, Ondo North) comes third having 5 bills, 4 in his first year in the Assembly and 1 in his second year.
In the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Adeyemi Adefisoye, representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency, has sponsored 2 bills, one in his first year and the second in his second year. Popularly known as ‘Young Alhaji,’ Adefisoye is one of the youngest legislators currently in the House of Representatives, the youngest from Southern Nigeria and a first timer. The 2 bills he has sponsored are: Federal College of Forestry Management and Tourism, Idanre (Establishment) Bill, 2020; and Nigerian Merchant Navy Coast Guards Security and Safety Corps (Establishment) Bill, 2020.
Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Akoko North East/Akoko North West) who is also under 40 has 3 bills all of which he sponsored in the second year of the Assembly. This lawmaker is mostly remembered for the scandal involving the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which rocked the National Assembly last year.
Adejoro Adeogun (Akoko South East/Akoko South West) has so far sponsored 4 bills all in his second year. Yhey are: National Renewable Energy Development (Establishment) Bill, 2020; Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020; Fire Arms Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021; and Fire and Emergency Service Bill, 2021.
Omolafe Isaac Adebayo (Akure North/Akure South) and Ikengboju Gboluga Dele (Irele/ Okitipupa), have no bills. Peter Abiola Makinde (Adc) (Ondo East/Ondo West) has sponsored 1 bill and Adelegbe Oluwatimehin E. (Owo/Ose) also has no bill.
The only two returning representatives are Akinjo Victor Kolade (Ese-Odo/Ilaje) who has sponsored 3 bills; and Akinfolarin Mayowa Samuel (Ileoluji/Okeigbo/Odigbo) with 2 bills.
Worthy of note are Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019; and Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020, both sponsored by Mr. Akinjo.