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Editor's PickMIDTERM: Na'allah nets zero in motions, petitions

MIDTERM: Na’allah nets zero in motions, petitions

OrderPaperToday – The three senators from Kebbi state have contributed a total of 6 motions to the basket of motions sponsored in the senate at midterm.

However, all three of them maintained zero record on petitions.

Senator Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi, senate leader and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sponsored 4 motions. The Kebbi North senatorial district representative had a motion on urgent need to review and recover additional revenue accruable to the Government of the Federation from the Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) pursuant to Section 16 of the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Act Cap D3 LFN 2004 and amend the Extant Act.

He appealed to the Senate “to mandate the committee on petroleum resources (upstream); judiciary, human right and legal matters; and finance to find out the reasons for the failure to review the salient provision of the PSCs and Act, identify the best fiscal regime for the PSCs and review the provision of the PSC Act to ensure that the share of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in the contract adjusted in accordance with the provisions of the amended Act.”

Similarly, Abdullahi sponsored a motion advocating for the need to establish a visionary budget-driven national planning framework for Nigeria. 

He urged the Senate “to organize a round table discussion by the committees on national planning; finance; and appropriation to invite Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other stakeholders to come up with well-structured national planning process to enhance national development.”

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Sen. Mohammed Adamu Mainasara Aliero (APC) representing Kebbi central and one of the former governors in the senate sponsored 2 motions. One of his two motions was on the impact of border closure on the Nigerian economy. 

In some of his submissions, he commended the President on the very patriotic decision “to temporarily shut down all our land borders in order to rectify the deteriorating effect on our country of persistent smuggling of products that negatively affect the Nigerian economy and the well being of our nation.”

He similarly urged the ministries of foreign affairs and interior “to increase diplomatic outreach to the governments of the Republic of Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad to take urgent measure to stop their countries from being used as smuggling base to perpetuate the illegal importation of unwanted goods into Nigeria.”

He further urged the Nigerian Customs Service and other security services to intensify curbing of smuggling across the borders.

Sen. Bala Ibn Na’allah (APC) representing Kebbi South made no contribution to motions and petitions tally in the period under review. 

Kebbi senators contributed 4.2% to the cumulative total of motions sponsored at midterm. 

Michael Olaogun
Michael Olaogun
Olaogun Michael Sunkanmi is Researcher, Writer, Public Speaker, Policy Analyst and Legislative Accountability Strategist with years of experience in democracy advocacy and social development. He bagged a master in Public Administration with specialization in Public Policy.
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