OrderPaperToday – At midterm into the 9th Senate, record has revealed a low level performance by the three senators from Nasarawa State in terms of sponsorship of motions and petitions.
The State gained recognition in the motions and petitions tally with the only motion sponsored by Sen. Umaru Tanko Almakura (APC, Nasarawa South).
In his singular motion, Almakura addressed the urgent need to address power shortage in Nigeria by including nuclear power in Nigeria’s energy mix.
He urged the Federal Government to reposition the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) “to enable to carry out its mandate of ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials including hazardous waste in Nigeria.”
Similarly, he urged the Federal Government “to re-engineer, refocus and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) with the mandate to ensure timely contacts and negotiation with nuclear vendors for construction of nuclear power plants with timeline.”
He urged the Federal Government “to expedite action on the Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguard Bill currently with the Senate; and pass into law all treaties and protocol on nuclear energy as ratified by Nigeria”
Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) and Sen. Godiya Akwashiki (APC, Nasarawa North) scored zero both in motions and petitions.
Both Almakura and Adamu are part of the seventeen ex-governors in the Senate.
Meanwhile, Abdulahi Adamu led Nassarawa Senate team in the bills sponsorship tally.