OrderpaperToday– Senators from Jigawa State  have contributed only 1 motion in the first half of the 9th Senate.

The single motion was sponsored by Sen. Danladi Abdullahi Sankara (APC, Jigawa North-West). His motion was on  “the menace of street begging and need to rehabilitate street beggars.”

He urged the Federal Government to formulate a policy that would integrate ‘almajiri’ beggars into the educational system thereby discouraging them from being used for street begging.

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He further urged the Federal Government to set up vocational training centers to provide beggars with alternative means of livelihood, thereby making them useful to the society; and that the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to clear FCT of miscreants and beggars from its streets.

Of no doubt, his motion justified and alluded to the plight of Abuja residents on the hike in the activities of miscreants who are daily unleashing mayhem on law abiding citizens and residents of FCT.

Motions and Petitions Scorecard of Jigawa Senators

However, record revealed that Sen. Sabo Mohammed Nakudu (APC, Jigawa South-West) who was appointed the Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) has not sponsored any motion and petition in two years.

Similarly, his counterpart, Sen. Ibrahim Hadejia (APC, Jigawa North-East) maintained zero record on motion and petition during the period under review.

The single motion by Sen. Danladi availed the state the widow to contribute only 0.7% of the percentage total of the motions sponsored in the Senate during the period under review.

Meanwhile, the Jigawa Senate team had scored low on bill sponsorship when compared with their counterparts from other States.



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