OrderPaperToday – The three Senators representing Borno State at the Senate have maintained parallel performance on motion sponsorship in the first half of the 9th National Assembly.
Record reveals that Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno-South) sponsored 1 motion during the period under review, same as his counterparts, Sen. Kashim Shettima (APC, Borno-Central), a former governor and Sen. Abubakar Kyari (APC, Borno-North).
However, it is on petition sponsorship that Ndume gets the edge over his colleagues having presented one at midterm.
Ndume presented a petition against the Nigeria Customs Service for alleged wrongful dismissal of one Chike Onyali Chambers and DC. Idris Aloma Zamdai from the service.
On motion, he moved for the intervention on humanitarian crises in Nigeria, especially Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) States and urged the Federal Government “to in addition to fighting the security threats in the affected states, pay attention to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram-ISWAP, farmer – herders’ clashes and banditry activities.”
Kashim Shetima, on the other hand, moved a motion on the twin Boko-Haram attack on Borno villages: Auno and Tungushe on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th February, 2020 respectively. He appealed to the military authorities “to establish a base in Auno to intensify their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the North-East.”
Similarly, Abubakar Kyari’s motion addressed the increase in University of Maiduguri Fees. He urged the Senate to mandate the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND “to engage the management of the University of Maiduguri to stay action on the increment to enable the Committee carry out its investigation on the matter in a bid to finding a lasting solution.”
Of the total motions and petitions sponsored in the Senate in the first half of 9th Assembly, Borno Senators contributed only 2.1% and 0.2% respectively.
However, on bill sponsorship at midterm, Ndume recorded 7 bills to lead his counterparts from Borno State.