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Editor's PickMIDTERM: Sani Musa leads Niger team on motions

MIDTERM: Sani Musa leads Niger team on motions

OrderPaperToday – Sen. Mohammed Sani Musa (APC, Niger East) has taken the lead among his counterparts from Niger state on the motions scorecard at midterm into the 9th Senate.

Meanwhile, Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North) stands as the only member of the team with performance recorded in both motions and petitions sponsorship record.

Sani Musa, during the period under review, sponsored a total of four motions. One of his motions was on the urgent need for the Federal Government to take drastic action to address the act of banditry and kidnapping in Shiroro, Munya and Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.

In his submission, he urged the Federal Government “to establish a military base at Shiroro to restore confidence in the security and safety of the affected communities and to safeguard the national asset located within the area, such as the Shiroro (Hydro-Electricity Power Dam).”

Similarly, he urged the Federal Government “to strengthen the operations of the Kamuku National Park with equipment and forest guard or rangers who will together with the air force provide constant and effective control and aerial surveillance of the Kamuku forest.”

Meanwhile, Sabi Abdullahi sponsored one motion and two petitions. In his singular motion, he addressed the deplorable state of federal roads in Niger State.

As part of his submissions, Abdulahi urged the Federal Government “to declare a state of emergency on all the critical roads in Niger state linking economic corridors in the north and south.”

Motions and Petitions Scorecard f Niger Senators

He further urged the Federal Government “to direct the Federal Ministry of Works to carry out stabilization of the failed portion of Bida-Lapai-Lambata road to ease the current suffering, rate of accidents and loss of goods and investment on the road.”

Abdullahi sponsored a petition  against National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for alleged wrongful dismissal of one Mr. Isah Ndagi Maiyaki from service.

Similarly, he sponsored a petition against the Military Pension Board, Abuja for alleged non-payment of of monthly pensions of one L/Cpl Omoaka Itunoya and Pte Woru Musa.

Sen. Muhammed Enagi Bima (APC, Niger South) sponsored only two motions, but with no petition to his credit.

One of Bima’s motion was on on the need “to address the non- takeoff of the Hydro-Electric Power Production Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) nine years after its passage into law.”

He appealed to the Senate “to mandate the committee on legislative compliance to investigate the reasons for delay in the takeoff of the commission and the utilization or otherwise of the total sun of #612,177,269 appropriated so far for the project.”

Similarly, he urged the Federal Government “to as a matter of urgency constitute the commission and make fund available for it in the 2020 budget.”

Conclusively, the three senators from Niger state sponsored 4.9% and 0.5% of the total motions and petitions sponsored during the period under review.

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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