OrderPaperToday – Kano is one of the two mega states with the highest number of federal constituencies in the House of Representatives; the other being Lagos.
And like Lagos, the Kano contingent in the National Assembly comprises of political bigwigs like former governors Kabiru Gaya and Ibrahim Shekarau. But unlike the Lagos midterm report card, Kano legislators in the 9th Assembly have only managed to sponsor a total of 47 Bills so far.
In the red chambers, the total amount of Bills sponsored are 16 Bills, with Sen. Ibrahim Barau Jibrin (APC, Kano North) sponsoring 13 of them. His Bills have mostly passed the first reading stage or are at the committee stage. At the same time, Sen. Ibrahim Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kano South) has three Bills, all at the first reading stage.
On his part, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau (APC, Kano Central), the ex-Governor of Kano State (29 May 2003 – 29 May 2011), is without a Bill. He is a newbie to the National Assembly.
As stated above, considering the number of Representatives from Kano in the 9th Assembly, that the 24 members have mustered only 31 bills so far, indicates poor performance. This is 2.3% of the total number of bills sponsored by the house of reps in the past two years.
A breakdown of the Bills shows Dan Agundi Munir Babba (APC, Kumbotso) is in the seven Bills category. He is followed by Ali Wudil Muhammad (APC, Wudil / Garko), who has six Bills.
The House leader, Alhassan Ado Garba (APC, Doguwa/Tudun Wada), has sponsored three Bills. Interestingly he was picked out as one of the reps to watch out for 2021. Bahim Muhammad Hafiz Kawu (APC, Tarauni), Rurum Kabiru Alhassan Usman (APC, Rano/Bunkure/Kibiya), and Dederi Haruna Isa (APC, Karaye/Rogo) have also sponsored three bills each.
Similarly, Bala Sani Umar (APC, Tsanyawa/Kunchi), Mohammed Shamsudeen Bello (APC, Sumaila / Takai), and Suleiman Aminu (APC, Fagge) all have two bills each.
Furthermore, 15 members have failed to sponsor any Bill, mid way into the 9th Assembly. Here we have: Nass Sani Ma’aruf (APC, Minjibir/Ungogo), Idris Kabiru (APC, Kura/ Madobi/Garun Mallam), Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada (APC, Kano Municipal), Garo Musa Umar (APC, Gwarzo/Kabo), Ken-Ken Lawan Abdullahi (APC, Gwale), Nasiru Abduwa (APC, Gezawa / Gabasawa), Dawaki Mustapha Bala (APC, Dawakin-Kudu/Warawa), Jobe Tijjani Abdulkadir (APC, Dawakin Tofa/Tofa /Rimin Gado), Ayuba Badamasi (APC, Dambatta/ Makoda), Abdallah Babangida Alasan, (APC, Dala), Abubakar Kabir Abubakar (APC, Bichi), Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Bebeji/Kiru), Gaya Abdullahi Mahmud (APC, Alabsu/Gaya/ Ajingi), Ahmed Nassir Ali (APC, Nassarawa), and Badau Yusuf Ahmad (APC, Shanono/ Bagwai).
Like a good number of other states, all Kano federal lawmakers are All Progressives Congress (APC) members. APC being the majority party in the 9th Assembly.