OrderPaperToday – The three senators from Ogun state have contributed a total of 10 motions and petitions to the total sponsored in the first half of the 9th Senate.

Senator Ibikunle Amosun (APC) a former governor representing Ogun Central senatorial district, has sponsored 2 motions.

One of the the two motions was on the need for continuous implementation of police reforms and diversification  of the Nigerian economy through the agriculture and solid mineral sectors.

He urged the Senate “to commend President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for the laudable policies introduced and the vigorous efforts put into revamping the agricultural and solid mineral sectors as critical sectors to Nigeria’s quest for diversification of the economy.”

Amosun equally urged the federal government “to collaborate with states and local governments; and the private sector to invest heavily in infrastructure development that will promote private investment in all areas of the agriculture and solid mineral sector to facilitate linkage of agriculture/solid mineral industry” and that the ministry of agriculture “to strengthen agricultural research activities through increased and stable funding, coordination and strengthening of linkages among research centers.”

He also asked that the senate mandate the committee on agriculture and rural development; and solid mineral development “to organize round table conferences with relevant stakeholders to review the various intervention policies and program both in Agricultural and Solid Mineral Sectors with a view to addressing-the challenges militating against effective impact of the various Federal Government policies on the economy.”

Meanwhile, Amosun led the bill sponsorship tally among the Senators from Ogun State, likewise in the category of former governors in the senate.

Amosun scores least on motions
Motions and Petitions Scorecard of Ogun Senators

In one of his 4 motions, Sen. Tolulope Akinremi Odebiyi (APC), representing Ogun West senatorial district, addressed the urgent need for the senate to investigate the continued illegal encroachment(s) into Nigeria’s territory and the illegal arrest of Nigerians by security officials from Benin Republic.

Odebiyi urged the senate “to condemn any act of unlawful encroachment and the unlawful arrest of Nigerians by the authorities of the Republic of Benin; and mandate its committee on foreign affairs; judiciary, human right and Legal matters; and states and local governments to interface with the federal ministry of foreign affairs; federal ministry of justice; and the national border commission to urgently put in place the necessary mechanism that would provide lasting solutions to this issue.”

Records shows that Amosun and Odebiyi have zero score on petitions.

On his own, Sen. Ramoni Olalekan Mustapha representing Ogun East Senatorial district sponsored 3 motions and 1 petition.

Mustapha, in one of his motions, addressed urgent need to investigate the breach of Nigerian law by vessels in coastal shipping of petroleum products in downstream sector of the Nigerian maritime industry.

In part of his submissions, he urged the senate to mandate the joint committees on local content; downstream petroleum sector; and legislative compliance to carry out an investigation with a view to unraveling the influx of foreign vessels in the coastal region and the level of patronage of Nigerian shipping companies.

The joint committee is also “to investigate the flagrant abuse of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act 2010 and Cabotage Act 2003 respectively by the operators and stakeholders in the maritime industries through ship-ship transfer with coastal foreign vessels.”

Similarly, one of Mustapha’s petitions was against Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc for an alleged threat to security and existence of Rite Foods Limited.

Cumulatively, Ogun state senators respectively contributed 6.3% and 0.2 % of the total motions and petitions sponsored at midterm into 9th Senate.

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