OrderPaperToday- Among the three senators from Kaduna State, Sen. Suleiman Abdu Kwari (APC, Kaduna North) appeared as the only petition sponsor at the first half of the 9th Assembly.
Kwari sponsored two motions and one petition.
He sponsored a motion on the need to critically access the performance of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020. He urged the senate do mandate the committee on national planning; banking insurance and other financial institutions; works; power; land transport; and agriculture and rural development “to interface with the minister of finance, budget and national planning on the performance of the ERGP, whose life span has elapsed.”
Similarly, he sponsored a petition against the Nigerian army over the seizure of farm land belonging to Maganda Ta Tsakiya Development Association in Basawa District, Kaduna without compensation by the army for construction of Basawa barrack in 1977.
On his own, Sen. Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) sponsored two motions at midterm, while having no petition to his credit.
One of his motions was on the urgent need to address the prevalence of modern slavery in Nigeria. He urged the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other relevant Federal Government agencies “to intensify surveillance embark on awareness creation with special focus on land, sea and air borders as a step towards curbing the prevalence of modern slavery”.
However, Sen. Danjuma Tella La’ah (PDP, Kaduna South) like bills, has just one motion to his credit, leaving him as a low performer on motions and petitions sponsorship among his team. La’ah is the only opposition Senator from Kaduna state.
The Kaduna State Senate team contributed 3.5% and 0.2% respectively to the total motions and petitions sponsored during the period under review.
Senators from Kaduna State in the 9th are seen to have scored low on motions and petitions sponsorship when compared with their performance on bills chart records.
Meanwhile, Uba Sani had led his entire Senate colleagues on bills productivity index.